Equality Act 2010

Women and Equalities written question – answered on 27th June 2019.

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Photo of Louise Ellman Louise Ellman Labour/Co-operative, Liverpool, Riverside

To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, pursuant to the Answer of 19 June 2019 to Question 261477 on Equality Act 2010, when she plans to start the consultation with local authorities; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Minister for Women

Question 261477 refers to the commencement of Section 36 of the Equality Act 2010. Some parts of Section 36 of the Equality Act 2010 were commenced following Royal Assent to that Act. In March 2018, the Government announced its intention to commence the remaining parts of Section 36, which will enable disabled tenants to require that landlords and building owners to make reasonable adjustments to the common parts of dwellings, such as entry points, landings and stairs.

The Government is already consulting with local authorities to help identify and quantify any additional burdens this may have. A commencement date will be announced in due course.

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