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In this two-part CPDcast series Janet Kentridge from Matrix Chambers discusses the public sector equality duty (PSED) set out in section 149 of the Equality Act 2010. She sets out the relevant protected characteristics under the Act, explains what is meant by having ‘due regard to the need to foster good relations between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it’ and considers how far public authorities are expected to go in order to meet the needs identified in section 149 of the Equality Act 2010.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand what the public sector equality duty (PSED) is;
  • Know when the PSED came into effect;
  • Know the protected characteristics under section 149 of the Equality Act 2010;
  • Have considered what is meant by having ‘due regard’ under the Equality Act 2010;
  • Understand how far local authorities must go in order to meet the needs identified in section 149 of the Equality Act 2010;
  • Have considered the ‘Brown principles’ set out in R (Brown) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and another [2008] EWHC 3158;
  • Understand the importance of public authorities undergoing equality impact assessments.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Classification:
Legal Principles
Legislative Updates
Sources and References:
  • Domb v Hammersmith and Fulham LBC [2009] EWCA Civ 941;
  • Equality Act 2010;
  • Pieretti v Enfield LBC [2010] EWCA Civ 1104;
  • R (Bailey) v London Borough of Brent [2011] EWCA Civ 1586;
  • R (Baker) v Secretary of State for the Communities and Local Government [2008] LGR 239;
  • R (Bracking and others) v Sec of State for Work and Pensions [2013] EWCA Civ 1345;
  • R (Brown) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and another [2008] EWHC 3158;
  • R (Copson) v Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust [2013] EWHC 732 (Admin);
  • R (Greenwich Community Law Centre) v Greenwich London Borough Council [2012] EWCA Civ 496;
  • R (Harris) v London Borough of Haringey [2010] EWCA Civ 703;
  • R (Hurley and Moore) v Secretary of State for Innovation & Skills [2012] EWHC 201 (Admin);
  • R (MA) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and others [2013] EWHC 2213;
  • R (Meany) v Harlow District Council [2009] EWHC 559 (Admin);
  • R (Williams) v Surrey County Council [2012] EWHC 867 (QB).
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In this two-part CPDcast series Janet Kentridge from Matrix Chambers discusses the public sector equality duty set out in section 149 of the Equality Act 2010.

Date Recorded: 5th December 2013

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