Equality act 2010: government response to the consultation guidance on matters to be taken into account in determining questions relating to the definition of disability

Document type
Paper
Corporate author(s)
Great Britain. Office for Disability Issues
Publisher
Office for Disability Issues
Date of publication
1 February 2011
Subject(s)
Disabled people, Legislation, Social Policy
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

Download (103KB )

This document contains the Government's response to a consultation regarding the application and use of the definition of disability as outlined in the Equality act 2010. The Equality act removes the specified list of capacities included in the Disability discrimination act 2005 which previously determined the definition of disability, so removes the requirement for a person to demonstrate that where an impairment adversely affects the ability to carry out a normal day-to-day activity, the activity must involve at least one capacity. On 9 August 2010, the Office for Disability Issues published revised draft guidance together with a consultation document seeking views on whether the draft guidance would assist users to understand how the definition of disability under the Equality act operates. The consultation ended on 31 October 2010. A range of organisations responded to the consultation, including: the Equality and Human Rights Commission; disability organisations representing people with a variety of impairments including the Disability Charities Consortium and the United Kingdom Disabled People’s Council; and professional associations including the Discrimination Law Association, The Law Society and the Royal College of Physicians. In addition there were 8 responses from individuals. This document outlines the response of the Government to the answers given by respondents during the consultation.

Related to Office for Disability Issues

Syrian Vulnerable Person Resettlement (VPR) programme: guidance for local authorities and partners

The government is expanding the existing Syrian Vulnerable Person Resettlement (VPR) Scheme and intends to resettle up to 20,000 Syrians in need of protection during this Parliament. This fact sheet

Letter from the Home Secretary to the Chair of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, 27 October 2015

This is a letter from Theresa May, the Home Secretary, to Professor Iversen, the Chair of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, dated 27th October 2015. It is a response to recommendations

Counter-extremism strategy

British values are under attack from extremists operating at a pace and scale not before seen. The government will meet this challenge with a new and more assertive approach to defeat extremists. It

The nature of online offending: explored from Crown Prosecution Service case files

Evidence regarding online offenders is limited and there are key gaps in knowledge around offender demographics, backgrounds and criminal careers. However, online offences and offenders are not easily

More items related to this publisher