Creating a fairer Britain
Find out more about our monitoring and enforcement work on the equality duty .
Find guidance, toolkits and rights on the new equality law that came into force in October 2010.
Read more about our Public Sector Equality Duty Technical Guidance (Scotland) and our FE/HE Technical Guidance
The Regulations for the Scottish Specific Duties came into force on 27 May 2012.
Download our public sector equality duty guides for public authorities in Scotland.
Discover what the duty consists of, how it came about and why it's such an important part of the Equality Act.
Public Authorities in Scotland - Who is covered by the Specific Duties?
View links to documents on the new protected characteristics that were not fully covered by the previous duties.
Section 31 Assessment into Scottish Ministers’ Progress in Meeting the Public Sector Equality Duties (PSED)
Research looking at the effectiveness of Equality Impact Assessments in reducing negative impact of policy changes on equality groups.
Our report sets out the findings, which have significant implications, particularly given the current economic climate.