London Borough of Hillingdon is committed to providing fair and equal access to services and equality in employment. We aim to recognise and value the differences in the people we serve and employ.
The Equality Act 2010 replaced previous anti-discrimination laws with a single act to make the law simpler and to remove inconsistencies. This makes the law easier for people to understand and comply with. The act also strengthened protection in some situations.
The Public Sector Equality Duty, of the Equality Act, requires public bodies to consider all individuals when carrying out their day to day work - in shaping policy, in delivering services and in relation to their own employees. It requires public bodies to have due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity, and foster good relations between different people when carrying out their activities.
The following information provides evidence on how we are meeting our general duty.