Equality & diversity


The council publishes detailed equality and diversity data on our workforce. It is important for staff from protected groups to receive equal treatment and for any unlawful discrimination to be eliminated. The council has a diverse workforce that reflects and serves well the many different groups within the city.

Gender pay gap report

The council is required by law to carry out Gender Pay Gap Reporting under the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017. This involves carrying out calculations that show the difference between the average earnings of men and women in our council. It does not involve publishing individual employees’ data. 

The data used for the calculations is the Council’s pay data as of 31 March 2019.

Equalities in employment annual monitoring

The Equalities in Employment Annual Monitoring Report provides the breakdown of staff in the city council in terms of ethnicity, gender, age and disability and identifies other diversity trends. The city council has published annual monitoring reports on its workforce since 2004.

The equality reporting duties of the city council are regulated by the Equalities Act 2010 which replaces previous legislation. Under the act the city council has a single equality duty to consider the need to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations. 

Equalities position statement

As a public sector service, Peterborough City Council welcomes the introduction of the Equality Act 2010, and the opportunity that provides for us to share our current good work with the wider community.

However, it is also a timely reminder that helps to identify why we do the work we do and how we make a real difference to people’s lives. We need to identify any gaps and areas for improvement in promoting equality, to eliminate discrimination and build good community relations.

Equality Impact Assessments

An equality impact assessment is a way of assessing the effects that a function, strategy, project or policy of the council is likely to have on groups of individuals in respect to the equality categories set out in legislation.

The council is committed to making these assessments publicly available, assessments carried out in the last three years are available below.

2020 Equality Impact Assessments

2018 Equality Impact Assessments

Council Tax Support Scheme 2018-19
Size: 1.67MBFile format: pdf
Northminster Toilets
Size: 16KBFile format: pdf
Workplace Health
Size: 106KBFile format: pdf
Bretton Water Park
Size: 107KBFile format: pdf
Deletion Of Housing Strategy
Size: 111KBFile format: pdf
Travelchoice Kiosk
Size: 21KBFile format: pdf
Floral Display
Size: 17KBFile format: pdf
The Manor
Size: 1.19MBFile format: pdf
Healthy Schools Service
Size: 106KBFile format: pdf
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Proxy and Postal Pilot
Size: 4.25MBFile format: pdf
Community Safety
Size: 359KBFile format: pdf
Size: 358KBFile format: pdf

2017 Equality Impact Assessments

Council Tax Hardship Fund
Size: 285KBFile format: pdf
Efficiency Savings And Additional Income
Size: 133KBFile format: pdf
Review Of Post 16 Transport Policy
Size: 293KBFile format: pdf
Housing Strategy
Size: 297KBFile format: pdf
Customer Experience Programme - Peterborough Lottery
Size: 302KBFile format: pdf
City Centre
Size: 291KBFile format: pdf
Payment Strategy
Size: 122KBFile format: pdf
Parking Permits
Size: 102KBFile format: pdf
Taxi Licensing
Size: 143KBFile format: pdf
Environment Action Plans
Size: 297KBFile format: pdf
City Centre
Size: 291KBFile format: pdf
Millfield, New England Eastfield & Embankment PSPO
Size: 288KBFile format: pdf
Blue Badge disabled parking
Size: 117KBFile format: pdf