Bury Council: equality analysis
In November 2011, in response to the newly introduced public sector equality duty, Bury Council simplified its process for analysing the impact of its services, policies and practices on equality. The council replaced its existing equality and cohesion impact assessments with a new equality analysis process. This process is mainstreamed throughout the council and requires managers to consider at an early stage of development whether each new service or policy is relevant to the general duty and what its impact will be on different protected groups, including lesbian, gay and bisexual people. For the guidance and equality analysis form see Appendix 4. The equality analysis conducted for the council’s review of its library services identified a positive impact on lesbian, gay and bisexual people due to the service’s collection of lesbian, gay, bisexual books. For the equality analysis see Appendix 5.
 Review of the public sector equality duty, Call for evidence Stonewall response [April 2013]