Changes to the Public Sector Equality Duty

By Richard Sykes

In April, Mills & Reeve blogged on the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s (EHRC’s) guidance on complying with the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) from a procurement perspective.

The PSED requires public bodies when carrying out all their functions to have due regard to: the need to eliminate unlawful discrimination; promote equality of opportunity between people with different protected characteristics; and foster good relations between different groups.

This general duty is underpinned by specific duties that include the setting of objectives and the publication of information about compliance with the general duty…

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