Circular Economy (Scotland) Bill: equality impact assessment

Equality impact assessment (EQIA) examining the possible impacts of the Circular Economy bill provisions.


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4. As per the general equality duty as set out in section 149 of the Equality Act 2010.

5. This proposal was not included within the considerations of ZWS policy analysts originally nor within the workshop with SG but has been included post consultation as a result of issues identified through Murdo Fraser's Members' Bill on flytipping and the new National Litter and Flytipping Strategy.

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7. Refer to Definitions of Protected Characteristics document for information on the characteristics

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13. Poverty and income inequality in Scotland 2016-2019, Scottish Government, 2020

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17. A fairer Scotland for women: gender pay gap action plan annual report, Scottish Government, 2021

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