Decision details

Equalities Annual Report - 2019 EXE19-018

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To receive an annual report detailing progress on the equalities agenda.


The Executive received the Equalities Annual Report - 2019 which set out the progress on the equalities agenda.  The Portfolio Holder, Councillor Kemp, drew attention to the equality actions and achievements during 2018-19 set out in Appendix 2 to the report.  Councillor Hughes suggested that it would be useful for the equalities monitoring data in Appendix 3 of the report to include general population figures in order to provide context.  The Portfolio Holder commented that the suggestion could be explored going forward and proposed that Councillor Hughes met with himself and Officers to discuss the issue.

Discussion ensued on flexible working.  The Deputy Chief Executive reported that the Council’s Employment Procedures included flexible working and was intended to be tailored to meet the needs of potential employees in order to ensure that everybody had access to employment opportunities.  It was noted that, beyond a requirement for ensuring a minimum number of staff during core hours, there was a high degree of flexibility in order to ensure the Council was an open employer to all.


That the report be received.

Reason:   To meet the requirement to report on annual progress on the equality agenda.

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Recommend to Council?: No;


Cllr Kemp, Portfolio Holder, employees, a range of voluntary and community sector groups and organisations.

Contact: Refeia Zaman, Senior Equalities Officer Email:

Report author: Refeia Zaman

Publication date: 26/07/2019

Date of decision: 11/07/2019

Decided at meeting: 11/07/2019 - Executive

Effective from: 20/07/2019

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