Equality Framework for local government in the UK

Topic EqualityProcessesPublic TransportPrivate TransportShared MobilityAwarenessDevelopmentPolicy DocumentGuideline


  • Location: UK
  • Year: 2020 
  • Initiator: The Local Government Association


The equality framework for local government [1] is run by the local government association. It provides guidance for the local authorities on their performance around equalities work. The equality framework supports local councils to meet their obligations under the Equality Act 2010 [1] including the Public Sector Equality Duties (PSED) [2].


The purpose of the Equality Framework for Local Government (EFLG) remains to help organisations, in discussion with local partners including local people, review and improve their performance for people with characteristics protected by the Equality Act 2010. By using the EFLG, organisations can also be helped to deliver on the public sector equality duty (PSED). Organisations using the guidance for self-assessment are likely to reference other locally appropriate characteristics evidenced as suffering inequality (then those mentioned in the PSED). The EFLG continues to encourage local adaptation with a focus on local issues and problems, and prompts learning from, and the spreading of, good practice.  

The framework comprises five performance areas

  • Knowing your communities
  • Leadership partnership and organisational commitment
  • Involving your communities
  • Responsive services and customer care
  • A skilled and committed workforce


[1] The Equality Act 2010.

[2] Public Sector Equality Duty.

[3]Equality Framework for Local Government (EFLG).

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