Public Sector Equality Duty

The Equality Act 2010 introduced a public sector equality duty consists of a general duty and specific duties.

General equality duty

The general duty requires the CCG as a public body to demonstrate due regard to the need to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people from different groups;
  • Remove or minimise disadvantages suffered by people due to their protected characteristics
  • Meet the needs of people with protected characteristics; and
  • Encourage people with protected characteristics to participate in public life or in other activities where their participation is low
  • Foster good relations between people from different groups
  • Tackling prejudice and promoting understanding between people from different groups.

Specific equality duties

The specific duties require public bodies such as the CCG to:

Action

Details

When

Publish relevant, proportionate information demonstrating compliance with the general duty

The information published should indicate how we are demonstrating compliance with the general equality duty and include equality monitoring data about employees (for those with 150 or more employees) and service users.

At least annually

Prepare and publish one or more objectives it thinks it should achieve to have due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination and harassment, to advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations

The objectives should be specific and measurable; designed

At least every four years commencing

30 March 2018

Publish data on the gender pay gap

The gender pay gap between the hourly rates of pay of male and female full-pay relevant employees, calculated by reference to the specified pay period

At least every four years commencing

30 March 2018

Find out how the CCG is meeting those duties by looking at the pages within the equality, diversity and inclusion section.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has produced a range of guidance on the Equality Act 2010 and Public Sector Equality Duty: