This is the Equality Impact of the Waste Strategy.
Under equality legislation, the Council has a legal duty to pay ‘due regard’ to the need to:
- eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation;
- advance equality of opportunity between different groups; and
- foster good relations between different groups.
The duty to pay ‘due regard’ is required to be demonstrated in the decision making and the implementation process. Assessing the potential equality impact of proposed options that are part of the scheme is the means by which we show ‘due regard’.