PPS Equality Scheme


Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 (the Act) requires public authorities to have due regard to the need to promote equality of opportunity and regard to the desirability of promoting good relations across a range of categories outlined in the Act.  
The scheme sets out the actions the PPS will take to meet its equality duties and to ensure that equality is central to our policy and decision-making processes.

By screening new and revised policies at an early stage, we can identify those policies that are most likely to impact significantly on different groups of people, and to carry out Equality Impact Assessments (EQIAs).

The 4th PPS Equality Scheme has been published for consultation, and can be accessed below.