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The council will give due regard under the Equality Act 2010 to the equality impact of its decisions:

  • An appropriate level of analysis of equality issues, assessment of equalities impact and any mitigation and/or monitoring of impact will be addressed in committee reports;
  • Consultation on major policy changes will take place in line with any legal requirements and with what is appropriate and fair for the decisions being taken;
  • Where there is a High or Medium equalities impact, councillors will be expected to give reasons for decisions which demonstrate they have addressed equality issues.