Part 14 General Exceptions (ss 191-197)
Part 14 General Exceptions (ss 191-197)
Equality Act 2010 | Legislation

191 Statutory provisions

Schedule 22 (statutory provisions) has effect.


192 National security

A person does not contravene this Act only by doing, for the purpose of safeguarding national security, anything it is proportionate to do for that purpose.


193 Charities

(1)     A person does not contravene this Act only by restricting the provision of benefits to persons who share a protected characteristic if—

(a)     the person acts in pursuance of a charitable instrument, and

(b)     the provision of the benefits is within subsection (2).

(2)     The provision of benefits is within this subsection if it is—

(a)     a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim, or

(b)     for the purpose of preventing or compensating for a disadvantage linked to the protected characteristic.

(3)     It is not a contravention of this Act for—

(a)     a person who provides supported employment to treat persons who have the same disability or a disability of a prescribed description more favourably than those who do not have that disability or a disability of such a description in providing such employment;

(b)     a Minister of the Crown to agree to arrangements for the provision of supported employment which will, or may, have that effect.

(4)     If a charitable instrument enables the provision of benefits to persons of a class defined by reference to colour, it has effect for all purposes as if it enabled the provision of such benefits—

(a)     to persons of the class which results if the reference to colour is ignored, or

(b)     if the original class is defined by reference only to colour, to persons generally.

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