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Public Sector Equality Duty

The Public Sector Equality Duty, which is part of the Equality Act 2010, establishes both a general and specific duties for public bodies such as the council.

By law, public bodies must try to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act.

  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.

  • Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.

The Act explains that 'due regard' for advancing equality involves:

  • Removing or minimising disadvantages experienced by people due to their protected characteristics.

  • Taking steps to meet the needs of people from protected groups where these are different from the needs of other people

  • Encouraging people from protected groups to participate in public life or in other activities where their participation is disproportionately low.

Further information

How we are meeting the Public Sector Equality Duty


As a local authority we have a variety of roles; as a provider of services, a commissioner and contractor, an employer and a community partner.
This section contains information on how the council is meeting its duty through the development and implementation of policies and plans.
The council collects and monitors data about our residents and employees to ensure we are meeting our statutory duties under the Equality Act 2010.
Hillingdon Partners brings together the local public, private, voluntary and community sector organisations. They are committed to equality of opportunity and reflecting the diversity of the residents they serve.
The council is committed to providing a structured framework and high quality advice to meet current and future business needs, support employees to develop and address skill shortages.
The London Borough of Hillingdon procures many goods and services for the benefit of the borough's residents.
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