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Equality North East

New public sector equality duty guidance

This page contains guides for public authorities on the new public sector equality duty, which comes into force on 6th April 2011.

The guides are for public authorities in England and for bodies with non-devolved functions in Scotland and Wales. Separate Codes and guidance on the equality duty will be available from the Commission for public authorities in Scotland (Mid-February) and in Wales (April) to coincide with the publication of the specific duty respective regulations.

The guides provide an overview of the equality duty, including the general equality duty, the specific duties and who they apply to. They cover what public authorities should do to meet the duty. This includes steps that are legally required, as well as recommended actions.

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February 4, 2011

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