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Equal opportunities policies: local authority

Consultant author: Laurie Anstis


  • The Green Book sets out agreed principles and guidance in respect of equality of opportunity and the elimination of discrimination. (See Green Book provisions)
  • Public authorities are under a general duty to eliminate discrimination, promote equality of opportunity and foster good relations. (See Public sector equality duty)
  • Public authorities in England are under specific duties to publish equality information, equality objectives and gender pay gap information. (See Specific public sector equality duties)
  • The equality framework for local government provides benchmarks for local authorities to assist them to meet the public sector equality duty. (See Equality Framework for Local Government)