Service providers and the Equality Act

It is what could be a big week for those who provide services to the public. On Wednesday, 18th January the Supreme Court is to deliver its judgment on FirstGroup (PLC) v Paulley¬†which looks at bus companies’ obligations to wheelchair using passengers and raises issues of their duties under the Equality Act 2010.

Meanwhile MP’s on the Culture Media and Sport committee have been critical of some of the country’s leading football clubs and their ability to meet a deadline to provide adequate services for disabled football fans and those who wish to use the stadia. Some of the clubs have responded to the criticism.