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Equalities Information and Objectives

Public authorities are required to show that they have due regard to the aims of the Equality Act 2010, by demonstrating that they understand the impact of their policies and practices on people with protected characteristics. The protected characteristics defined in the Equalities Act are: 

  • Age 
  • Disability
  • Gender reassignment 
  • Pregnancy and Maternity
  • Marriage and Civil Partnership
  • Race
  • Religion & belief
  • Sex (Gender)
  • Sexual Orientation

Equality Information for East Northamptonshire

Collecting and analysing equality information (including from engagement, where relevant) is an important way for public authorities to develop and improve upon this understanding. In order to comply with the Equality Act 2010 we must publish this information by 31 January each year.

Our evidence can be found in the document entitled the East Northamptonshire Story  (updated on 31 January 2020)

Equality Objective

Public authorities must also prepare and publish one or more objectives they think they should achieve to do any of the things mentioned in the aims of the general equality duty. We undertook an consultation in February/March 2016 to identify objectives for the forthcoming years.

The current equality objectives for East Northamptonshire Council (2016-20) are:

"Provide accessible, inclusive services to all residents of East Northamptonshire"


"Listen and respond equally to customers from all sections of the East Northamptonshire population"

An action plan outlining how we will achieve these objectives can be found here. This action plan will be regularly updated.

You can also read the Results of the Equalities Objective Consultation.


If you have an Equality issue you wish to discuss with or bring to the attention of the council, please use the contact details in the green box at the top right of this page.

You can also obtain help on equality issues via the Equality Advisory & Support Service (EASS). The service advises and assists individuals on issues relating to equality and human rights, across England, Scotland and Wales.