Policy & legislation


The Equality Act became law in October 2010. It replaces previous legislation (such as the Race Relations Act 1976 and the Disability Discrimination Act 1995) and ensures consistency in what you need to do to make your workplace a fair environment and to comply with the law.


The Public Sector Equality Duty

The Public Sector Equality Duty came into force on 5 April 2011. The Equality Duty applies to public bodies and others carrying out public functions. It supports good decision-making by ensuring public bodies consider how different people will be affected by their activities, helping them to deliver policies and services which are efficient and effective; accessible to all; and which meet different people's needs.

The Equality Duty is supported by specific duties, set out in regulations which came into force on 10 September 2011. The specific duties require public bodies to publish relevant, proportionate information demonstrating their compliance with the Equality Duty; and to set themselves specific, measurable equality objectives.


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Corporate Equality Scheme

Daventry District Council wants to develop a culture where everyone, whether recipients of Council services or employees of the Council, feel they are treated with fairness and dignity.  The promotion of social inclusion and the elimination of discrimination in our services and the development of cohesive communities within the district are key issues for the Council. 

To help us achieve our vision of equality we have adopted a Corporate Equality Scheme.  The scheme (including an action plan with measurable equality objectives and targets) details how the council intends to meet legal duties under the Equality Act 2010.


Pay Policy Statement

Daventry District Council understands the importance of being open and transparent. We believe you should be able to find out easily how money has been spent. 

The Localism Act 2011 requires local authorities to prepare an annual pay policy statement setting out its policies for the financial year in relation to the remuneration of its chief officers; lowest paid employees; and the relationship between the pay of chief officers and that of other employees.


Click here to see the current statement.