Religion or belief discrimination: local authority

This item is part of Religion or belief discrimination

Updating author: Susie Munro
Consultant editor: Laurie Anstis

Summary

  • The Green Book sets out agreed principles and guidance in respect of equality of opportunity and the elimination of discrimination. (See Green Book provisions)
  • Local authorities are under a duty to eliminate discrimination, promote equality of opportunity and foster good relations. (See Public sector equality duty)

Future developments

There are no future developments specific to local authorities.

Green Book provisions

The National Joint Council for Local Government Services - National Agreement on Pay and Conditions of Service (the Green Book) contains commitment provisions, advice and guidance on equalities. See Equal opportunities policies and monitoring: local authority > Green book provisions.

Public sector equality duty

The public sector equality duty covers the protected characteristic of religion or belief, along with other protected characteristics. See Equal opportunities policies and monitoring: local authority > Public sector equality duty.

Key references

Legislation

Equality Act 2010
The Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/2260)
The Equality Act 2010 (Statutory Duties) (Wales) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/1064)
The Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) (Scotland) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/162)

Guidance

National Joint Council for Local Government Services - National Agreement on Pay and Conditions of Service (the Green Book)