Public Sector Equality Duty Review: Joint Submission by Equality Stakeholders

April 2022

Equality organisations call on the Scottish Government to take urgent action on reforming the Public Sector Equality Duties

Organisations in Scotland’s equality sector welcomed the Scottish Government’s intention to reform the Scottish Specific Public Sector Equality Duties. Many have been engaging with the Scottish Government on the Review for several years. Reform has the potential to create meaningful change for people with protected characteristics, and our organisations are therefore keen to ensure the Review process is as effective as possible.

This submission sets out common concerns, in brief, and asks that the next steps in revising the Scottish Specific Public Sector Equality Duties are carried out in close collaboration with relevant equality stakeholders. This should include the drafting of revised regulations.

You can download the full Submission, and further background from the CRER website, Consultation Responses and Briefings page.