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Spotting the trends—a review of the public sector equality duties in the UK (Part 2)

Published on: 27 November 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Spotting the trends—a review of the public sector equality duties in the UK (Part 2)
  • What is the nature of the obligation on public authorities in relation to reducing socio-economic inequalities? Does this differ across the UK?
  • What steps are public authorities required to take to comply with this duty?
  • What is the nature of the obligation on public authorities in relation to gender representation on boards? Does this differ across the UK?
  • What are the requirements in relation to gender pay gap reporting upon public authorities? Do these vary across the UK?
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • England
  • Have the socio-economic duty, gender representation on boards and gender pay reporting made any measurable impact?

Article summary

Public Law analysis: The scope of the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) varies in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and continues to evolve. In the second of two-part series on PSED, Lucy Rees, senior lecturer in human resource management and solicitor (non-practicing), and Professor Hazel Conley, both at the University of West of England faculty of business and law, assess the situation. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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