Public Sector Equality Duty: Consultation on Revised Draft Regulations

This Scottish Government consultation seeks views on revised regulations for the new Public Sector Equality Duty as it applies in Scotland. This will therefore have an impact on all colleges, universities and local authorities, in relation to the way they promote equality for disabled learners and employees. The Public Sector Equality Duty came into force in April this year, bringing together the 3 previous duties on disability, race and gender. The consultation is seeking views on various proposed regulations, including:
  • a new requirement for public authorities to publish annual reports on employment information for protected groups
  • a new requirement to publish the results of equality impact assessments
  • a requirement for larger public authorities to publish equal pay statements for disability, race and gender.
You can read our summary of this consultation and Lead’s response by clicking on the link on the right-hand side of this page.