An Equalities Impact Assessment of the Preferred Strategy has been undertaken.
The Equality Act 2010 (Statutory Duties) (Wales) Regulations 2011 sets out the specific duties of the Authority to assess and consult on the impact of its proposed policies on people who are protected under the Equality Act 2010, and its ability to meet the public sector equality duty. People who share a protected characteristic of age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation fall within the Act.
The requirement to assess impact means that the Authority must consider relevant evidence in order to understand the likely or actual effect of policies and practices on protected groups.
This includes ensuring the policy or practice does not unlawfully discriminate, identifying any adverse impacts on protected groups, considering how the policy or practice could better advance equality of opportunity and considering whether the policy will affect relations between different groups.
Preferred Strategy Equalities Impact Assessment (link)