Strategic Equality Plan
A statutory document under the Equality Act 2010 (Statutory Duties) (Wales) Regulations 2011, this four-year plan explains in straightforward terms what each of the equalities issues actually means and under what wider legislation we have responsibilities as a council. It also covers what terms like “discrimination” or “victimisation” mean.
From 2016 it is also where this council has embedded its commitment to the Welsh Language Standards under the Welsh Language Standards. (No.1) Regulations 2015.
Strategic Equality Plan 2016-2020 (PDF)
We are also required to prepare and publish an annual report every year noting progress across all aspects of our equalities work.
Strategic Equality Plan Annual Report 2017-2018 (PDF)
Strategic Equality Plan 2020-2024
The Strategic Equality Plan 2020-2024 was presented at Cabinet on Wednesday 11 March 2020 - here’s the link to view the report:
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the adoption of the Strategic Equality Plan 2020-2024 was delayed and will now be presented at full Council on Tuesday 6 October 2020 for final agreement.
Gender Pay Gap Statement 2018
Under the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017, all organisations listed at Schedule 2 to the regulations that employ over 250 employees are required to report annually on their gender pay gap.
Other organisations in the private and voluntary sectors with 250 or more employees will need to comply with the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017.
Gender Pay Gap Statement 2018 (PDF)
Under the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED), public bodies in Wales have a duty to annually publish employment information and present it for each of the different protected characteristics. Below is a link to the annual employment information for 2017-2018:
Annual Employment Information 2017-2018 (OpenDocument Spreadsheet)