Review of the public sector equality duty

Stonewall firmly believes that lesbian, gay and bisexual taxpayers should be able to approach the public services they help to fund with complete confidence. This is why we campaigned for a single equality duty for many years, to help to make this a reality.

In May 2012 the Government announced a review of the public sector equality duty to establish whether it is operating as intended. Stonewall submitted a response to the review, featuring case studies and evidence from public bodies that have been using the duty to promote equality for lesbian, gay and bisexual people and to improve their workplaces and services.

We are very grateful to the following organisations for providing case studies for our submission:

Brighton & Hove City Council
Bury Council
Cardiff University
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Nottinghamshire Healthcare
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Sheffield City Council
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Tower Hamlets Council

You can read Stonewall’s response and the evidence we submitted at the links below.

Stonewall's response
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Stonewall has produced a simple, short plain-English guide  to the Equality Act 2010. The guide includes specific information relevant to different public services on how they can comply with the duty.


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