SCHEDULE 16 Associations: Exceptions
SCHEDULE 16 Associations: Exceptions
Equality Act 2010 | Legislation

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(1)     An association does not contravene section 101(1) by restricting membership to persons who share a protected characteristic.

(2)     An association that restricts membership to persons who share a protected characteristic does not breach section 101(3) by restricting the access by associates to a benefit, facility or service to such persons as share the characteristic.

(3)     An association that restricts membership to persons who share a protected characteristic does not breach section 102(1) by inviting as guests, or by permitting to be invited as guests, only such persons as share the characteristic.

(4)     Sub-paragraphs (1) to (3), so far as relating to race, do not apply in relation to colour.

(5)     This paragraph does not apply to an association that is a registered political party.

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(1)     An association does not contravene section 101(1) or (2), so far as relating to age discrimination, by giving a concession on admission to membership for—

(a)     persons of a particular age group, or

(b)     persons who have been members of the association for more than a number of years specified by the association for this purpose.

(2)     An association does not contravene section 101(2) or (3), so far as relating to age discrimination, by giving a concession on access to a benefit, facility or service for—

(a)     members o

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