Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA)
We will publish an Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) that involves assessing the impact of policies, practices or services against the requirements of the public sector equality duty. The duty requires all Scottish public authorities to have due regard to the need to eliminate unlawful discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations. It covers people with protected characteristics in respect of all aspects of equality (age, disability, sex, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment and pregnancy and maternity).
29. Please give information and your views on impacts on groups with protected characteristics as noted above, that implementation of the Guidance might have. This should include both positive and negative.
30. Please provide any further comments you have on the Guidance below.