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Manufacturing - recovery plan: equalities impact assessment

The Equalities and Fairer Scotland Impact Assessment (EQIA) for Making Scotland's Future: A Recovery Plan for Manufacturing considers how the Recovery Plan impacts on the diverse groups of manufacturing stakeholders, and its socio-economic impact to help reduce inequalities in Scotland.

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Manufacturing - recovery plan: equalities impact assessment
Stage 3: Assessing the impacts and identifying opportunities to promote equality

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Stage 3: Assessing the impacts and identifying opportunities to promote equality

Having considered the data and evidence you have gathered, this section requires you to consider the potential impacts – negative and positive – that your policy might have on each of the protected characteristics.  It is important to remember the duty is also a positive one – that we must explore whether the policy offers the opportunity to promote equality and/or foster good relations.  

Do you think that the policy impacts on people because of their age?

Age

Positive

Negative

None

Reasons for your decision

Eliminating unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation

Yes

No

No

Making Scotland’s Future: A Recovery Plan For Manufacturing has been developed in collaboration with public and private sector partners including industry, trade union and academia.  

The plan includes a commitment to Fair Work principles, reflects equality issues and statutory requirements under equality law and includes proposed actions aimed at encouraging employers to upskill the existing workforce, retain, adopt and retrain apprentices and to promote progressive Fair Work practices. The plan also proposes actions to mitigate the impact of graduate unemployment, mainly affecting young people, creating meaningful work experience, training and employment across the manufacturing sector.

The plan is designed to secure a strong, sustainable future for manufacturing in Scotland and will benefit people of all ages across Scotland both directly and indirectly through safeguarding jobs and creating opportunities for growth.  

Advancing equality of opportunity

Yes 

No

No

Making Scotland’s Future: A Recovery Plan For Manufacturing has been developed in collaboration with public and private sector partners including industry, trade union and academia.  

The plan includes a commitment to Fair Work principles, reflects equality issues and statutory requirements under equality law and includes proposed actions aimed at encouraging employers to upskill the existing workforce,  retain, adopt and retrain apprentices and to promote progressive Fair Work practices. The plan also proposes actions to mitigate the impact of graduate unemployment, mainly affecting young people, creating meaningful work experience, training and employment across the manufacturing sector.

The plan is designed to secure a strong, sustainable future for manufacturing in Scotland and will benefit people of all ages across Scotland both directly and indirectly through safeguarding jobs and creating opportunities for growth.  

Promoting good relations among and between different age groups

Yes 

No

No

Making Scotland’s Future: A Recovery Plan For Manufacturing has been developed in collaboration with public and private sector partners including industry, trade union and academia.  

The plan includes a commitment to Fair Work principles, reflects equality issues and statutory requirements under equality law and includes proposed actions aimed at encouraging employers to upskill the existing workforce and retain, adopt and retrain apprentices and to promote progressive Fair Work practices. The plan also proposes actions to mitigate the impact of graduate unemployment, mainly affecting young people, creating meaningful work experience, training and employment across the manufacturing sector.

The plan is designed to secure a strong, sustainable future for manufacturing in Scotland and will benefit people of all ages across Scotland both directly and indirectly through safeguarding jobs and creating opportunities for growth.  

Implementation of this plan will promote people of different age groups sharing and developing skills.

Do you think that the policy impacts disabled people?

Disability

Positive

Negative

None

Reasons for your decision

Eliminating unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation

Yes

Yes

No

Making Scotland’s Future: A Recovery Plan For Manufacturing has been developed in collaboration with public and private sector partners including industry, trade union and academia.  The plan includes a commitment to Fair Work principles and reflects equality issues and statutory requirements under equality law. The plan is designed to secure a strong, sustainable future for manufacturing in Scotland and will benefit people across Scotland both directly and indirectly through safeguarding jobs and creating opportunities for growth.

We recognise there may currently be a barrier for people who may have impaired sight or blindness due to Making Scotland’s Future: A Recovery Plan For Manufacturing only being available online and in written English.  Accessible versions such as braille or large print can be supplied on request.

Advancing equality of opportunity

Yes

Yes

No

Making Scotland’s Future: A Recovery Plan For Manufacturing has been developed in collaboration with public and private sector partners including industry, trade union and academia.  The plan includes a commitment to Fair Work principles and reflects equality issues and statutory requirements under equality law. The plan is designed to secure a strong, sustainable future for manufacturing in Scotland and will benefit people across Scotland both directly and indirectly through safeguarding jobs and creating opportunities for disabled and non-disabled people.

The development of new technologies as a result of implementation of this plan may result in more accessibility to jobs that may have been previously inaccessible to this group.

We recognise there may currently be a barrier for people who may have impaired sight or blindness due to Making Scotland’s Future: A Recovery Plan For Manufacturing only being available online and in written English.   Accessible versions such as braille or large print can be supplied on request.

Promoting good relations among and between disabled and non-disabled people

Yes

Yes

No

Making Scotland’s Future: A Recovery Plan For Manufacturing has been developed in collaboration with public and private sector partners including industry, trade union and academia.  The plan includes a commitment to Fair Work principles and reflects equality issues and statutory requirements under equality law.  The plan is designed to secure a strong, sustainable future for manufacturing in Scotland and will benefit people across Scotland both directly and indirectly through safeguarding jobs and creating opportunities for disabled and non-disabled people.

We recognise there may currently be a barrier for people who may have impaired sight or blindness due to Making Scotland’s Future: A Recovery Plan For Manufacturing only being available online and in written English.  Accessible versions such as braille or large print can be supplied on request. 

Do you think that the policy impacts on men and women in different ways?

Sex 

Positive

Negative

None

Reasons for your decision

Eliminating 

unlawful discrimination

Yes

No

No

Making Scotland’s Future: A Recovery Plan For Manufacturing has been developed in collaboration with public and private sector partners including industry, trade union and academia.  The plan includes a commitment to Fair Work principles and reflects equality issues and statutory requirements under equality law. The plan is designed to secure a strong, sustainable future for manufacturing in Scotland and will benefit people across Scotland both directly and indirectly through safeguarding jobs and creating opportunities for all sexes.

The plan identifies Skills and Workforce as a priority area to be focused on as the sector recovers.  It includes a series of actions aimed at improving recruitment and workforce development in the manufacturing sector.  This provides an opportunity to address longstanding issues in the gender balance of employment in the sector.  The proposed actions comply with Fair Work practices and seek to embed these practices throughout the sector.

Advancing equality of opportunity

Yes

No

No

Making Scotland’s Future: A Recovery Plan For Manufacturing has been developed in collaboration with public and private sector partners including industry, trade union and academia.  The plan includes a commitment to Fair Work principles and reflects equality issues and statutory requirements under equality law. The plan is designed to secure a strong, sustainable future for manufacturing in Scotland and will benefit people across Scotland both directly and indirectly through safeguarding jobs and creating opportunities for all sexes.

The plan identifies Skills and Workforce as a priority area to be focused on as the sector recovers.  It includes a series of actions aimed at improving recruitment and workforce development in the manufacturing sector.  This provides an opportunity to address longstanding issues in the gender balance of employment in the sector.  The proposed actions comply with Fair Work practices and seek to embed these practices throughout the sector.

Promoting good relations between men and women

Yes

No

No

Making Scotland’s Future: A Recovery Plan For Manufacturing has been developed in collaboration with public and private sector partners including industry, trade union and academia.  The plan includes a commitment to Fair Work principles and reflects equality issues and statutory requirements under equality law. The plan is designed to secure a strong, sustainable future for manufacturing in Scotland and will benefit people across Scotland both directly and indirectly through safeguarding jobs and creating opportunities for all sexes.

The plan identifies Skills and Workforce as a priority area to be focused on as the sector recovers.  It includes a series of actions aimed at improving recruitment and workforce development in the manufacturing sector.  This provides an opportunity to address longstanding issues in the gender balance of employment in the sector.  The proposed actions comply with Fair Work practices and seek to embed these practices throughout the sector.

Do you think that the policy impacts on women because of pregnancy and maternity?

Pregnancy and Maternity

Positive

Negative

None

Reasons for your decision

Eliminating unlawful discrimination

Yes

No

No

Making Scotland’s Future: A Recovery Plan For Manufacturing has been developed in collaboration with public and private sector partners including industry, trade union and academia.  The plan includes a commitment to Fair Work principles and reflects equality issues and statutory requirements under equality law. The plan is designed to secure a strong, sustainable future for manufacturing in Scotland and will benefit people across Scotland both directly and indirectly through safeguarding jobs and creating opportunities for all people.

The plan identifies Skills and Workforce as a priority area to be focused on as the sector recovers.  It includes a series of actions aimed at improving recruitment and workforce development in the manufacturing sector.  This provides an opportunity to address any issues which may be creating barriers to employment during pregnancy or for those on maternity leave.  The proposed actions comply with Fair Work practices and seek to embed these practices throughout the sector.

Advancing equality of opportunity

Yes

No

No

Making Scotland’s Future: A Recovery Plan For Manufacturing has been developed in collaboration with public and private sector partners including industry, trade union and academia.  The plan includes a commitment to Fair Work principles and reflects equality issues and statutory requirements under equality law.  The plan is designed to secure a strong, sustainable future for manufacturing in Scotland and will benefit people across Scotland both directly and indirectly through safeguarding jobs and creating opportunities for all people.

The plan identifies Skills and Workforce as a priority area to be focused on as the sector recovers.  It includes a series of actions aimed at improving recruitment and workforce development in the manufacturing sector.  This provides an opportunity to address any issues which may be creating barriers to employment during pregnancy or for those on maternity leave.  The proposed actions comply with Fair Work practices and seek to embed these practices throughout the sector.

Promoting good relations 

Yes

No

No

Making Scotland’s Future: A Recovery Plan For Manufacturing has been developed in collaboration with public and private sector partners including industry, trade union and academia.  The plan includes a commitment to Fair Work principles and reflects equality issues and statutory requirements under equality law. The plan is designed to secure a strong, sustainable future for manufacturing in Scotland and will benefit people across Scotland both directly and indirectly through safeguarding jobs and creating opportunities for all people.

The plan identifies Skills and Workforce as a priority area to be focused on as the sector recovers.  It includes a series of actions aimed at improving recruitment and retaining the workforce development in the manufacturing sector.  This provides an opportunity to address any issues which may be creating barriers to employment during pregnancy or for those on maternity leave.  The proposed actions comply with Fair Work practices and seek to embed these practices throughout the sector.

Do you think your policy impacts on transsexual people?

Gender reassignment

Positive

Negative

None

Reasons for your decision

Eliminating unlawful discrimination

Yes

No

No

Making Scotland’s Future: A Recovery Plan For Manufacturing has been developed in collaboration with public and private sector partners including industry, trade union and academia.  The plan includes a commitment to Fair Work principles and reflects equality issues and statutory requirements under equality law. The plan is designed to secure a strong, sustainable future for manufacturing in Scotland and will benefit people across Scotland both directly and indirectly through safeguarding jobs and creating opportunities for everyone.

The plan identifies Skills and Workforce as a priority area to be focused on as the sector recovers.  It includes a series of actions aimed at improving recruitment and workforce development in the manufacturing sector.  This provides an opportunity to address any issues which may be creating barriers to employment for this group of people.  The proposed actions comply with Fair Work practices and seek to embed these practices throughout the sector.

There is little evidence to suggest how the plan may directly affect people in this group but the strong commitment to Fair Work principles throughout the plan will ensure that they are considered when actions are implemented.

Advancing equality of opportunity

Yes

No

No

Making Scotland’s Future: A Recovery Plan For Manufacturing has been developed in collaboration with public and private sector partners including industry, trade union and academia.  The plan includes a commitment to Fair Work principles and reflects equality issues and statutory requirements under equality law. The plan is designed to secure a strong, sustainable future for manufacturing in Scotland and will benefit people across Scotland both directly and indirectly through safeguarding jobs and creating opportunities for everyone.

The plan identifies Skills and Workforce as a priority area to be focused on as the sector recovers.  It includes a series of actions aimed at improving recruitment and workforce development in the manufacturing sector.  This provides an opportunity to address any issues which may be creating barriers to employment for this group of people.  The proposed actions comply with Fair Work practices and seek to embed these practices throughout the sector.

There is little evidence to suggest how the plan may directly affect people in this group but the strong commitment to Fair Work principles throughout the plan will ensure that they are considered when actions are implemented.

Promoting good relations

Yes

No

No

Making Scotland’s Future: A Recovery Plan For Manufacturing has been developed in collaboration with public and private sector partners including industry, trade union and academia.  The plan includes a commitment to Fair Work principles and reflects equality issues and statutory requirements under equality law. The plan is designed to secure a strong, sustainable future for manufacturing in Scotland and will benefit people across Scotland both directly and indirectly through safeguarding jobs and creating opportunities for everyone.

The plan identifies Skills and Workforce as a priority area to be focused on as the sector recovers.  It includes a series of actions aimed at improving recruitment and workforce development in the manufacturing sector.  This provides an opportunity to address any issues which may be creating barriers to employment for this group of people.  The proposed actions comply with Fair Work practices and seek to embed these practices throughout the sector.

There is little evidence to suggest how the plan may directly affect people in this group but the strong commitment to Fair Work principles throughout the plan will ensure that they are considered when actions are implemented.

Do you think that the policy impacts on people because of their sexual orientation? 

Sexual orientation

Positive

Negative

None

Reasons for your decision

Eliminating unlawful discrimination

Yes

No

No

Making Scotland’s Future: A Recovery Plan For Manufacturing has been developed in collaboration with public and private sector partners including industry, trade union and academia.  The plan includes a commitment to Fair Work principles and reflects equality issues and statutory requirements under equality law. The plan is designed to secure a strong, sustainable future for manufacturing in Scotland and will benefit people across Scotland both directly and indirectly through safeguarding jobs and creating opportunities for everyone.

The plan identifies Skills and Workforce as a priority area to be focused on as the sector recovers.  It includes a series of actions aimed at improving recruitment and workforce development in the manufacturing sector.  This provides an opportunity to address any issues which may be creating barriers to employment for this group of people.  The proposed actions comply with Fair Work practices and seek to embed these practices throughout the sector.

There is little evidence to suggest how the plan may directly affect people in this group but the strong commitment to Fair Work principles throughout the plan will ensure that they are considered when actions are implemented.

Advancing equality of opportunity

Yes

No

No

Making Scotland’s Future: A Recovery Plan For Manufacturing has been developed in collaboration with public and private sector partners including industry, trade union and academia.  The plan includes a commitment to Fair Work principles and reflects equality issues and statutory requirements under equality law. The plan is designed to secure a strong, sustainable future for manufacturing in Scotland and will benefit people across Scotland both directly and indirectly through safeguarding jobs and creating opportunities for everyone.

The plan identifies Skills and Workforce as a priority area to be focused on as the sector recovers.  It includes a series of actions aimed at improving recruitment and workforce development in the manufacturing sector.  This provides an opportunity to address any issues which may be creating barriers to employment for this group of people.  The proposed actions comply with Fair Work practices and seek to embed these practices throughout the sector.

There is little evidence to suggest how the plan may directly affect people in this group but the strong commitment to Fair Work principles throughout the plan will ensure that they are considered when actions are implemented.

Promoting good relations 

Yes

No

No

Making Scotland’s Future: A Recovery Plan For Manufacturing has been developed in collaboration with public and private sector partners including industry, trade union and academia.  The plan includes a commitment to Fair Work principles and reflects equality issues and statutory requirements under equality law.  The plan is designed to secure a strong, sustainable future for manufacturing in Scotland and will benefit people across Scotland both directly and indirectly through safeguarding jobs and creating opportunities for everyone.

The plan identifies Skills and Workforce as a priority area to be focused on as the sector recovers.  It includes a series of actions aimed at improving recruitment and workforce development in the manufacturing sector.  This provides an opportunity to address any issues which may be creating barriers to employment for this group of people.  The proposed actions comply with Fair Work practices and seek to embed these practices throughout the sector.

There is little evidence to suggest how the plan may directly affect people in this group but the strong commitment to Fair Work principles throughout the plan will ensure that they are considered when actions are implemented.

Do you think the policy impacts on people on the grounds of their race?

Race

Positive

Negative

None

Reasons for your decision

Eliminating unlawful discrimination

Yes

Yes

No

Making Scotland’s Future: A Recovery Plan For Manufacturing has been developed in collaboration with public and private sector partners including industry, trade union and academia.  The plan includes a commitment to Fair Work principles and reflects equality issues and statutory requirements under equality law.  The plan is designed to secure a strong, sustainable future for manufacturing in Scotland and will benefit people across Scotland both directly and indirectly through safeguarding jobs and creating opportunities for growth.

The plan identifies Skills and Workforce as a priority area to be focused on as the sector recovers.  It includes a series of actions aimed at improving recruitment and workforce development in the manufacturing sector.  These actions are informed by Fair Work practices and seek to embed these practices throughout the sector.

This provides an opportunity to address any apparent barriers which may be preventing people from certain ethnic backgrounds from seeking employment in the manufacturing sector.

We recognise there may currently be a barrier for people who do not have English as a first language due to Making Scotland’s Future: A Recovery Plan For Manufacturing only being available online and in written English.   Community language versions can be supplied on request.

Advancing equality of opportunity

Yes

Yes

No

Making Scotland’s Future: A Recovery Plan For Manufacturing has been developed in collaboration with public and private sector partners including industry, trade union and academia.  The plan includes a commitment to Fair Work principles and reflects equality issues and statutory requirements under equality law.  The plan is designed to secure a strong, sustainable future for manufacturing in Scotland and will benefit people across Scotland both directly and indirectly through safeguarding jobs and creating opportunities for growth.

The plan identifies Skills and Workforce as a priority area to be focused on as the sector recovers.  It includes a series of actions aimed at improving recruitment and workforce development in the manufacturing sector.  These actions are informed by Fair Work practices and seek to embed these practices throughout the sector.

This provides an opportunity to address any apparent barriers which may be preventing people from certain ethnic backgrounds from seeking employment in the manufacturing sector.

We recognise there may currently be a barrier for people who do not have English as a first language due to Making Scotland’s Future: A Recovery Plan For Manufacturing only being available online and in written English.   Community language versions can be supplied on request.

Promoting good race relations

Yes

Yes

No

Making Scotland’s Future: A Recovery Plan For Manufacturing has been developed in collaboration with public and private sector partners including industry, trade union and academia.  The plan includes a commitment to Fair Work principles and reflects equality issues and statutory requirements under equality law.  The plan is designed to secure a strong, sustainable future for manufacturing in Scotland and will benefit people across Scotland both directly and indirectly through safeguarding jobs and creating opportunities for growth.

The plan identifies Skills and Workforce as a priority area to be focused on as the sector recovers.  It includes a series of actions aimed at improving recruitment and workforce development in the manufacturing sector.  These actions are informed by Fair Work practices and seek to embed these practices throughout the sector.

This provides an opportunity to address any apparent barriers which may be preventing people from certain ethnic backgrounds from seeking employment in the manufacturing sector.

We recognise there may currently be a barrier for people who do not have English as a first language due to Making Scotland’s Future: A Recovery Plan For Manufacturing only being available online and in written English.   Community language versions can be supplied on request.

Do you think the policy impacts on people because of their religion or belief?

Religion or belief

Positive

Negative

None

Reasons for your decision

Eliminating unlawful discrimination

Yes 

No

No

Making Scotland’s Future: A Recovery Plan For Manufacturing has been developed in collaboration with public and private sector partners including industry, trade union and academia.  The plan includes a commitment to Fair Work principles and reflects equality issues and statutory requirements under equality law.  The plan is designed to secure a strong, sustainable future for manufacturing in Scotland and will benefit people across Scotland both directly and indirectly through safeguarding jobs and creating opportunities for growth.

The plan identifies Skills and Workforce as a priority area to be focused on as the sector recovers.  It includes a series of actions aimed at improving recruitment and workforce development in the manufacturing sector.  These actions are informed by Fair Work practices and seek to embed these practices throughout the sector.  

This provides an opportunity to address any apparent barriers which may be preventing people from certain faith backgrounds from seeking employment in the manufacturing sector.

We recognise there may currently be a barrier for people who do not have English as a first language due to Making Scotland’s Future: A Recovery Plan For Manufacturing only being available online and in written English.   Community language versions can be supplied on request.

Advancing equality of opportunity

Yes

No

No

Making Scotland’s Future: A Recovery Plan For Manufacturing has been developed in collaboration with public and private sector partners including industry, trade union and academia.  The plan includes a commitment to Fair Work principles and reflects equality issues and statutory requirements under equality law.  The plan is designed to secure a strong, sustainable future for manufacturing in Scotland and will benefit people across Scotland both directly and indirectly through safeguarding jobs and creating opportunities for growth.

The plan identifies Skills and Workforce as a priority area to be focused on as the sector recovers.  It includes a series of actions aimed at improving recruitment and workforce development in the manufacturing sector.  These actions are informed by Fair Work practices and seek to embed these practices throughout the sector.  

This provides an opportunity to address any apparent barriers which may be preventing people from certain faith backgrounds from seeking employment in the manufacturing sector.

We recognise there may currently be a barrier for people who do not have English as a first language due to Making Scotland’s Future: A Recovery Plan For Manufacturing only being available online and in written English.   Community language versions can be supplied on request.

Promoting good relations 

Yes

No

No

Making Scotland’s Future: A Recovery Plan For Manufacturing has been developed in collaboration with public and private sector partners including industry, trade union and academia.  The plan includes a commitment to Fair Work principles and reflects equality issues and statutory requirements under equality law.  The plan is designed to secure a strong, sustainable future for manufacturing in Scotland and will benefit people across Scotland both directly and indirectly through safeguarding jobs and creating opportunities for growth.

The plan identifies Skills and Workforce as a priority area to be focused on as the sector recovers.  It includes a series of actions aimed at improving recruitment and workforce development in the manufacturing sector.  These actions are informed by Fair Work practices and seek to embed these practices throughout the sector.  

This provides an opportunity to address any apparent barriers which may be preventing people from certain faith backgrounds from seeking employment in the manufacturing sector.

We recognise there may currently be a barrier for people who do not have English as a first language due to Making Scotland’s Future: A Recovery Plan For Manufacturing only being available online and in written English.  Community language versions can be supplied on request.

Do you think your policy impacts on socio-economic disadvantaged people?

Socio-economic

Positive

Negative

None

Reasons for your decision

Eliminating unlawful discrimination

Yes

No

No

Making Scotland’s Future: A Recovery Plan For Manufacturing has been developed in collaboration with public and private sector partners including industry, trade union and academia.  The plan includes a commitment to Fair Work principles and reflects equality issues and statutory requirements under equality law. The plan is designed to secure a strong, sustainable future for manufacturing in Scotland and will benefit people across Scotland both directly and indirectly through safeguarding jobs and creating opportunities for everyone.

Advancing equality of opportunity

Yes

No

No

Making Scotland’s Future: A Recovery Plan For Manufacturing has been developed in collaboration with public and private sector partners including industry, trade union and academia.  The plan includes a commitment to Fair Work principles and reflects equality issues and statutory requirements under equality law. The plan is designed to secure a strong, sustainable future for manufacturing in Scotland and will benefit people across Scotland both directly and indirectly through safeguarding jobs and creating opportunities for everyone.

Promoting good relations 

Yes

No

No

Making Scotland’s Future: A Recovery Plan For Manufacturing has been developed in collaboration with public and private sector partners including industry, trade union and academia.  The plan includes a commitment to Fair Work principles and reflects equality issues and statutory requirements under equality law. The plan is designed to secure a strong, sustainable future for manufacturing in Scotland and will benefit people across Scotland both directly and indirectly through safeguarding jobs and creating opportunities for everyone.

Do you think the policy impacts on people because of their marriage or civil partnership?

Marriage and 

Civil Partnership

Positive

Negative

None

Reasons for your decision

Eliminating unlawful discrimination19

No

No

Yes

Making Scotland’s Future: A Recovery Plan For Manufacturing has been developed in collaboration with public and private sector partners including industry, trade union and academia.  There is no evidence that this plan will affect people who are married or in a Civil Partnership.


Contact

Email: MIDAMP@gov.scot