Equality Impact Assessments (EIAs)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-11-20
Session date: 
November 20, 2013
Reference: 
2013/4107
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold OBE
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

It has been a year since the Government removed the legal obligation for you to carry out Equality Impact Assessments (EIAs) when making your decisions. Looking back, what differences would you say this change has made when you make your decisions? Would you say that EIAs are the best tool to evaluate whether decisions you make impact disproportionately on different groups in society?

Answer

Answer for Equality Impact Assessments (EIAs)

Answer for Equality Impact Assessments (EIAs)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My framework for equality Equal Life Chances for All sets out the diversity principles which the GLA adheres to. http://www.london.gov.uk/priorities/equalities/vision-and-strategy-equal-life-chances-for-all

Rather than taking a rigid tick-box approach, GLA officers assess the relevance of equality and then take appropriate, proportionate action. The GLA guidance in this regard is available on the Intranet at http://intranet.london.gov.uk/pages/glas-equality-duty