Disability discrimination

All Commons Briefing Papers
16 Documents
10.02.2016The UN Inquiry into the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the UK
The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is conducting an inquiry into the impact of the UK Government's policies on people with disabilities in relation to their human rights obligations. This briefing paper provides information on the Committee, details of the inquiry and an overview of the Government's policies in relation to people with disabilities.
02.12.2015Disabled access to goods, services and facilities
This House of Commons Library Briefing Paper provides an overview of the duties owed by providers of goods, services and facilities to ensure that they do not discriminate against disabled people in accessing these goods, facilities and services.
20.07.2015Learning Disability - policies and issues
This note examines the key issues and policy areas affecting people with a learning disability, and looks at what is being done to ensure people with a learning disability have equal rights, access and opportunities.
14.05.2015Social security benefits for older people with mobility needs
Both Disability Living Allowance and Personal Independence Payment (which is replacing DLA) provide help with the extra costs disabled people face when getting around. The DLA or PIP mobility component can continue to be paid indefinitely, but there is an upper age limit of 65 for new claims. This means that some older people cannot get benefits for mobility needs and cannot access linked schemes such as Motability.
12.06.2014Changes to the Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA)
This note gives a brief overview of the Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) and outlines proposed changes to the grant
22.05.2014The Public Sector Equality Duty and Equality Impact Assessments
This note provides an overview of the public sector equality duty, contained in section 149 of the Equality Act 2010, and Equality Impact Assessments.
23.12.2013Housing Benefit: under-occupation in the private rented sector
This note explains issues around the application of the size criteria to people under-occupying their homes in the private rented sector and who are in receipt of Housing Benefit.
18.12.2013Disabled facilities grants (DFGs)
Disabled facilities grants (DFGs). By Wendy Wilson. SN/SP/3011. This note provides an overview of entitlement to disabled facilities grants and the process by which they are funded.
28.08.2013Disabled access to historic and listed buildings
Disabled access to historic and listed buildings. By Wendy Wilson. SN/SP/3007. This note explains the interaction of duties imposed on service providers to ensure access for disabled people under the Equality Act 2010 with the role of English Heritage and planning authorities in ensuring that the character of these buildings is maintained.
23.10.2012Transport: access for disabled people
This note outlines the legislative requirements for transport providers to make their services and infrastructure accessible to disabled people.
05.07.2012Support for students with learning difficulties and disabilities in post - 16 education in England
01.02.2010EU bibliographies: proposed equal treatment directive
Under its 'Renewed Social Agenda' the European Commission adopted on 2 July 2008 a non-discrimination package including a proposal for a new directive on equal treatment prohibiting discrimination on grounds of age, disability, sexual orientation and religion or belief outside the employment sphere. This Note brings together documents relevant to the proposed "Equal Treatment Directive" and its scrutiny in the UK and EU.
17.11.2005Equality Bill (HL) (Bill 85 2005-06)
Equality Bill (HL) (Bill 85 of 2005-06). House of Commons Library Research Paper 05/77
24.03.2005Equality Bill (Bill 72 of 2004/05)
The Equality Bill (Bill 72 of 2004/05). House of Commons Library Research Paper 05/28.
16.03.2001Special Educational Needs and Disability Bill (HL) (Bill 55 of 2000-01)
Special Educational Needs and Disability Bill (HL). (Bill 55 of 2000/01). House of Commons Library Research Paper 01/29.
20.04.1999Disability Rights Commission Bill (HL) (Bill 73 1998/99)
Disability Rights Commission Bill (HL) (Bill 73 1998/99). House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/43.