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Age Discrimination

Volume 685: debated on Monday 9 October 2006

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What measures have been introduced to inform employers of the provisions to outlaw age discrimination being introduced on 1 October.[HL7222]

ACAS good practice guidance for employers and separate DTI guidance on the occupational pensions aspects of the regulations were launched at the joint DTI and DWP Opportunity Age conference in April. Last month, the Government's “Be Ready” campaign entered its second phase, distributing information to 1.4 million employers about the forthcoming legislation, age good practice, and an invitation to order further in-depth material. This and other material can be accessed through the DTI and Age Positive websites, which contain a wealth of other material about the regulations helpful to employers. As a result of the DTI's capacity-building programme, further material will be available over the coming months.