Equality Budget Advisory Group

Overview

The Equality Budget Advisory Group (EBAG) is a non-statutory advisory group, convened by the Scottish Government, the remit of which is to help shape the Scottish Government's equality and human rights approach to the budget. EBAG does this by:

  • supporting a process of equality analysis to ensure the equality and human rights implications of the Scottish Government's policy process are informing budgetary decisions, and that equality information presented in the Scottish budget documents is clear
  • contributing to mapping the pathway between evidence, policy and spend
  • identifying linkages between the Draft Budget, the National Performance Framework and the Economic Strategy and supporting scrutiny of these outcomes
  • contributing to improved awareness of and commitment to mainstreaming equality into policy and budget processes
  • responding to requests by Parliamentary Committees for advice and information

Previous minutes of this group are available in the website archive.

Members

Scottish Government officials:

  • Tim Ellis, Performance and Outcomes
  • Liz Hawkins, Equality, Poverty and Social Justice Analysis
  • Uzma Khan, Office of the Chief Economic Adviser (OCEA)
  • Fiona Page, Public Spending
  • Sean Stronach, Equality Unit

External members:

  • Angela O'Hagan, Glasgow Caledonian University (Chair)
  • Mhoraig Green, COSLA (Migration, Population and Diversity)
  • James Fowlie, COSLA (Integration and Development)
  • Alison Hosie, Scottish Human Rights Commission
  • Jim McCormick/Emma Congreve, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
  • Anne Meikle, Scottish Women’s Budget Group
  • Chris Oswald, Equality and Human Rights Commission
  • Richard Robinson, Audit Scotland (observer)

Documents