We are committed to tackling unfair discrimination on the grounds of:
- Faith, religion and belief
- Gender reassignment
- Pregnancy and maternity
- Marriage and civil partnership
- Sexual orientation
As a Council we are committed to:
- Eliminate discrimination and tackle prejudice
- Advance equality of opportunity
- Foster good relations and promote understanding
- Meet the needs of people within the protected characteristics
- Encourage participation in public life/activities
The general equality duty is supported by specific duties which require us to publish data which is reviewed annually. We pledge to meet both our specific and general duties in this Act.
We are required to set equality objectives every four years as part of our Public Sector Equality Duty.
The Equality Act 2010 harmonised and replaced pre-existing equality legislation and extended statutory protection across 9 ‘protected characteristics’
Our equality objectives correspond to the three main strands of the general equality duty.
Our workforce equality reports
The gender pay gap is an equality measure that shows the difference in average earnings between women and men