Decision details

Equality Policy 2020-2023

Decision Maker: Cabinet member finance and corporate services

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The council’s previous Equality Policy expired in January 2020, and this new policy is designed to run from 2020-2023.  It is a key decision because it is significant in its impact on the community.


The policy sets out our commitment to equality and details some of the main initiatives that we already undertake, and some actions to which we are committing.  Its audience will be both internal (members of staff) and external (public). It will be published on our website and on our intranet.  An internal communication will promote it to staff.



the Equality Policy and associated appendices are approved for publication.

Alternative options considered:

1.         There is no legal obligation to produce an equality policy, so we have the option not to publish.  However it is considered good practice to have a comprehensive policy in place.

2.            Amend the policy and/or appendices, and publish an amended version.


Reason Key: Strategic nature / impact on communities;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Harriet Yellin, Equality Compliance HLN Manager Email:

Publication date: 13/10/2020

Date of decision: 13/10/2020

Effective from: 20/10/2020

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