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The Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations 2011

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1.  (1)  These Regulations may be cited as the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations 2011 and come into force on the day after the day they are made.

(2) In these Regulations “the Act” means the Equality Act 2010.

Publication of information

2.  (1)  Each public authority listed in either Schedule to these Regulations must publish information to demonstrate its compliance with the duty imposed by section 149(1) of the Act.

(2) A public authority listed in Schedule 1 to these Regulations must publish the information—

(a)not later than 31st January 2012; and

(b)subsequently at intervals of not greater than one year beginning with the date of last publication.

(3) A public authority listed in Schedule 2 to these Regulations must publish the information—

(a)not later than 6th April 2012; and

(b)subsequently at intervals of not greater than one year beginning with the date of last publication.

(4) The information a public authority publishes in compliance with paragraph (1) must include, in particular, information relating to persons who share a relevant protected characteristic who are—

(a)its employees;

(b)other persons affected by its policies and practices.

(5) Paragraph (4)(a) does not apply to a public authority with fewer than 150 employees.

Equality objectives

3.  (1)  Each public authority listed in either Schedule to these Regulations must prepare and publish one or more objectives it thinks it should achieve to do any of the things mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (c) of subsection (1) of section 149 of the Act.

(2) The objectives must be published—

(a)not later than 6th April 2012; and

(b)subsequently at intervals of not greater than four years beginning with the date of last publication.

(3) An objective published by a public authority in compliance with paragraph (1) must be specific and measurable.

Manner of publication

4.  (1)  Each public authority listed in either Schedule to these Regulations must publish the information referred to in regulations 2 and 3 in such a manner that the information is accessible to the public.

(2) A public authority may comply with a duty to publish information imposed by regulation 2 or 3 by publishing the information within another published document.

Theresa May

Secretary of State for the Home Department

9th September 2011

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