Social Security Scotland expenditure on equality, diversity, and inclusivity: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Information requested

You requested the following information in Excel CSV format:

Request for Information 1 - The number of roles in your association (expressed in numbers of FTE), that are mainly or exclusively focussed on issues of equality, diversity, or inclusivity. For example, this could include (amongst other guises) “EDI officers” or “diversity and inclusion project managers” but would not include general HR managers.

Request for Information 2 - Either a) the pay band of each of these roles, or b) the combined total salaries for these roles. Whichever measure is more in accordance with your data preferences.

Request for Information 3 - In the past 12 months the number of staff days across your organisation which have been committed to attending equality training programmes, whether internally run or with external consultants. (staff days = duration of the training programme multiplied by the number of staff in attendance for the course).

Request for Information 4 - The contractual cost of any consultants hired, in the past twelve months, to provide any external training or advice on issues of diversity, equality, or inclusivity.

Request for Information 5 - In the past twelve months, the number of staff days committed to attending conferences relating mainly or exclusively to matters of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. (duration of conference multiplied by the number of staff in attendance).

Request for Information 6 - The costs of attending these conferences.

Request for Information 7 - Membership costs the organisation pays for participation in equality charters such as the Stonewall Equality Champions, or Diversity and Inclusion Workplace champions.


While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested in parts 4 through 7. This is because:

Request for Information 4 – We have not hired any such consultants in the past 12 months.

Request for Information 5 – No staff days have been committed to attending such conferences.

Request for Information 6 – There has been no cost incurred.

Request for Information 7 – We have not paid any such membership costs.

The information which we hold for the remainder of your requests can be found in the attached Excel file.

About FOI

The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at

FOI 202200319958 - Information Released - Annex


Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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