Public sector equality duty

The council has a public sector equality duty. It requires us to consider how the decisions we make and the services we deliver affect people who share a ‘protected characteristic’ differently.

To do this, we must show how we have worked to:

• Eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation and any other behaviour prohibited by or under the Equality Act;
• Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and those who do not;
• Foster good relations between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and those who do not.

The public sector equality duty requires us to :

• Publish equality information
• Publish equality objectives
• Publish gender pay gap information

To do this we have a statutory requirement to publish equality information and develop equality objectives.