Complying with the Equality Duty 2011

Information used to inform our decisions about complying with the Equality Duty.



The Equality Act 2010 contains a new integrated public sector Equality Duty, which came into force on 5 April 2011. It requires public bodies to have due regard to eliminating unlawful discrimination, advancing equality of opportunity and fostering good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not, with the aim of making society fairer.

The information published here is used by the department to inform our decision making, in compliance with the general Equality Duty. It includes research undertaken by the department and external bodies.

Employment Information

Equality monitoring for the department and respective

2010 to 2011

Evidence sources

Equality impact assessments


Research reports

Blue Badge scheme

Published 26 January 2012