Cabinet Member for Communities
To consider the attached report.
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That AVDC’s Equality Report for 2018 be approved for publication in order to meet the Council’s statutory duty.
(b) Reason(s) for Decision(s)
This is a statutory requirement.
(c) Alternative Options Considered
(d) Relevant Scrutiny Committee
Finance and Services. That Committee considered the report at its meeting on 14 January, 2019. The Committee Chairman attended the Cabinet meeting and elaborated upon the Committee’s deliberations. The Committee’s comments which were essentially around future reporting information were accepted.
(e) Conflicts of Interest / Dispensation(s)
Cabinet considered a report, also submitted to the Finance and Services Scrutiny Committee on 14 January, 2019, and summarised in the Minutes of that meeting, giving an assessment of the Council’s performance against the Public Sector Equality Duty and the requirements of Regulation 2 of the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations.
The Chairman of the Scrutiny Committee attended the Cabinet meeting and elaborated upon his Committee’s deliberations. In particular, Committee Members had noted that a number of requests that they had made in 2018 on future reporting had been taken on board in the preparation of the latest report. It had been suggested that in future it would be helpful to include some information on why there were generally more females in the SG4 and SG5 grades. The Committee had been particularly pleased to note that the pay equality position at AVDC was excellent.
That the content of the Equality report for 2018 be noted and the document be approved for publication in order to meet the Council’s statutory duty.