Acting on equalities: are local authorities in England meeting the duties of the Equality Act 2010 and addressing sexual orientation & gender identity?

Katherine Browne, Nicholas McGlynn, Leela Bakshi, Niharika Banerjea

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Abstract

This report describes how local authorities are implementing the Equality Act 2010, specifically the setting of Equality Objectives and publishing details of compliance in relation to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people. Examining information from local authorities about their equalities work offers insight into whether, and how, national statutes are being enacted at a local level. This report aims to inform ongoing debates regarding the practice of equalities.In this report we: * describe how the implementation of equalities legislation was reviewed, specifying the methods used in this study; * provide an overview of the equalities legislation and criteria used to assess whether local authorities demonstrated compliance with the legislation; * detail the findings of this research; * conclude with key findings and reflections, and recommendations for further research.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages46
Publication statusPublished - 7 Oct 2016

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