Energy efficiency and condition standards in private rented housing, part two: equality impact assessment

Assessment of the policy's impact on our aims for equality. Part two deals with the safety and condition of private rented housing.


1. Scottish Household Survey 2015

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

3. In respect of this protected characteristic, a body subject to the Public Sector Equality Duty (which includes Scottish Government) only needs to comply with the first need of the duty (to eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under the Equality Act 2010) and only in relation to work. This is because the parts of the Act covering services and public functions, premises, education etc. do not apply to that protected characteristic. Equality impact assessment within the Scottish Government does not require assessment against the protected characteristic of Marriage and Civil Partnership unless the policy or practice relates to work, for example HR policies and practices.

4. See EQIA - Setting the Scene for further information on the legislation.


Email: Agnes Meany

Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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