Equality Impact Assessments

With major reductions in public spending, public sector organisations will have to make difficult financial decisions. 

Your authority has legal duties around eliminating unlawful discrimination, advancing equality of opportunity and fostering good relations on the basis of protected characteristics such as gender, race, disability or age.  These duties do not prevent you from reducing services where necessary, but they offer a way of developing proposals that consider the needs of all members of your community.

The Commission has developed the materials in this section to help those delivering public services make decisions which are fair to all.

More information including codes and guidance can be found on the Public Sector Duties section.

Last Updated: 28 Jul 2010