On 5 September 2012 the House of Commons approved the Order containing exceptions from the ban on age discrimination in the provision of services, which had been debated the day before in Committee.

The House of Lords had already approved the Exceptions Order last July, so the way is now clear for the ban to come into force on 1 October.

The ban will affect public and private organisations and means that treating people differently because of their age when providing goods, facilities or services will be unlawful unless it is covered by an exception or can be justified.