This is an Equality Impact Assessment of the changes to the budget. 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 projects that are part of the programme is the means by which we show ‘due regard’.
Publisher: Milton Keynes Council
Date: February 2015