Liaison Committee
The Equality Act 2010: the impact on disabled people Follow-up report

2nd Report of Session 2021-22 - published 9 September 2021 - HL Paper 60


Chapter 1: Introduction

The Select Committee on the Equality Act 2010 and Disability

The Act



Definition of disability

The medical and social models of disability and terminology

COVID-19 and the impact on disabled people

The ageing population and disability

The report and correspondence with the Government and key stakeholders

Chapter 2: Progress on key recommendations

Oversight and Enforcement

Government leadership and strategy

The role of Ombudsmen

National Strategy for Disabled People

Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED)

Reasonable adjustments

Reasonable adjustments to common parts Section 36(1)(d)

Sports stadia


Access to justice

Qualified One-way Costs Shifting (QOCS) for discrimination


Summary of recommendations and conclusions

Appendix 1: List of members and declarations of interest

Appendix 2: List of witnesses

Appendix 3: Acronyms

Evidence is published online at and available for inspection at the Parliamentary Archives (020 7219 3074).

Q in footnotes refers to a question in oral evidence.

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