The public sector equality duty (The Equality Act 2010 ) came into force in Scotland in April 2011 – this is often referred to as the general equality duty. Scottish public authorities must have ‘due regard’ to the need to eliminate unlawful discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations.

The Public Bodies Specific Duties lay out that all Scottish Public authorities must publish a report on mainstreaming the equality duty; a set of equality outcomes. Duties in relation to employees continue to apply to Angus Council and NHS Tayside.

The Integration Joint Boards are now classed as public bodies under the regulations and must therefore publish a renewed set of equality outcomes and measures, and a revised Equalities Mainstreaming Report