Birmingham City Council

Transportation Services and Employment Equalities and Diversity

The Equality Act 2010 consolidated and replaced previous discrimination legislation for England Scotland and Wales. It also introduced a new Public Sector Equality Duty which came into force in September 2011, and requires local authorities to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act.
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.
  • Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.

The new duty covers the following eight protected characteristics:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender reassignment
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Race
  • Religion and belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation
  • Marriage and civil partnership (to a more limited extent)


Further information and Equality Act guidance can be found on the equality and human rights website or to find out more about Birmingham City Council's Development Directorate Equality & Diversity information, please click on this link.

To comply with the law, and to go beyond it, we need to monitor different customer characteristics and needs. It is fundamental to building a strong local economy and a fair society; and in these difficult economic times equality of opportunity is even more important.

Accessible Formats and Communication Support
We are committed to being accessible to all of our customers. e.g.

  • Alternative format documents are available on request
  • We have interpreters on hand to assist with the diverse range of languages

Analysis and Actions
Find out more about how we collect, analyse and action improvements to our services as a result of our equalities monitoring below. Please note that these pages are currently under construction and links will be added soon.

  • Transportation
  • Employment

Consultations
All BCC consultations currently open can be found at https://www.birminghambeheard.org.uk/. You can also view information on consultations that are now closed.

Equality Analysis Assessments
As with the rest of Development Directorate, we assess the equality impacts of its policies, programmes, projects and services in accordance with the guidance issued by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission and the City Council's policies and procedures.