Charity Commission publishes guidance on the Equality Act
Charities will need a "strong justification" to restrict their services to certain beneficiary groups if they cannot prove that group has a particular need or disadvantage, according to new guidance on the Equality Act from the Charity Commission [122 kB, PDF].
The new guidance is intended to help charities that restrict their services to groups defined by factors including age, sex, race or religion. It explains how anti-discrimination laws in the Equality Act, which will come into force on 1 October, apply to charities.
Source: Third Sector News