Stage 4: Decision making and monitoring
Identifying and establishing any required mitigating action
Have positive or negative impacts been identified for any of the equality groups?:
Is the policy directly or indirectly discriminatory under the Equality Act 201020?:
- Indirectly. People in the Race and Disability Groups are being treated less favourably as the plan is not available in any language other than English at the current time. Accessible and community language copies of the plan will be supplied on request.
If the policy is indirectly discriminatory, how is it justified under the relevant legislation?:
- Cannot be justified.
If not justified, what mitigating action will be undertaken?:
- Accessible and community language copies of the plan will be supplied on request.
Describing how Equality Impact analysis has shaped the policy making process
The Scottish Government’s Making Scotland’s Future Programme brings together private and public sector partners across the manufacturing support landscape in Scotland, including regional enterprise and skills agencies. Making Scotland’s Future: A Recovery Plan For Manufacturing has been developed by the Making Scotland’s Future Programme Board and 4 sub-groups of industry specialists, who, at each stage of plan development, have identified the barriers to employment in the manufacturing sector for people with protected characteristics and taken steps to mitigate or eliminate these.
As a result of identifying that disabled people and minority ethnic people are being indirectly discriminated against due to Making Scotland’s Future: A Recovery Plan For Manufacturing only being available in the English language, Scottish Government has made the commitment to supply accessible or community language copies of the plan on request.
Scottish Government will take steps to further raise awareness of the existence of Making Scotland’s Future: A Recovery Plan For Manufacturing with Equality Groups and local community groups and will encourage them to respond to the consultation.
No required changes to the content of Making Scotland’s Future: A Recovery Plan For Manufacturing have been identified during the draft EQIA process.
Making Scotland’s Future: A Recovery Plan For Manufacturing includes a strong commitment to Fair Work and Just Transition principles and these are embedded throughout the actions proposed in the plan.
Monitoring and Review
The consultation on the initial plan document will inform the final plan which will be published in Jan/Feb 2021
The actions proposed in the plan will be taken forward at pace throughout 2021 with a review on the impact of the plan carried out which will feed into the work of the Making Scotland’s Future Programme Board as it moves forward with the wider Making Scotland’s Future Programme.