The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has released draft Codes of Practice for the Equality Bill for consultation. The purpose of the Codes of Practice is to explain the new statutory provisions in order to ensure that the law is applied consistently by lower courts and tribunals. This will also help make the law accessible to a wider audience, such as those who have obligations and those who have rights (or their representatives).
This public consultation is not only a statutory requirement but it is also an essential part of the drafting process of the Codes. However, as the Bill is still progressing through parliament these draft codes are incomplete in places and will be subject to revisions as the Bill itself is amended, and in response to the results from the public consultation.
There are three separate draft guides for consultation:
Services, public functions and associations