Equality impact assessments

Advice and Guidance

Who is this page for?

  • Public sector

Which countries is it relevant to?

    • Wales


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.

Last updated: 17 Jan 2017

Further information

If you think you might have been treated unfairly and want further advice, you can contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service.

Phone: 0808 800 0082
Textphone: 0808 800 0084

You can email using the contact form on the EASS website.

Also available through the website are BSL interpretation, web chat services and a contact us form.


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10am to 2pm Saturday
closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays

Alternatively, you can visit our advice and guidance page.