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DISABILITY BILL EXTENDED TO PROTECT COUNCILLORS

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Disabled councillors could win protection from discrimination in their representative roles under draft legislation...
Disabled councillors could win protection from discrimination in their representative roles under draft legislation tabled by the government last week.

The draft Disability Bill would extend discrimination provisions covering service users and staff to councillors, and impose a duty to promote equality of opportunity for disabled people on all public bodies. This would require councils to make reasonable adjustments to help disabled councillors do their jobs.

The Local Government Association has welcomed the draft bill, but insisted ministers recognise the extra costs the legislation would impose on councils.
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