Equality Impact Assessments (EqIAs)
An equality impact assessment is an essential tool for promoting equality. Its purpose is to assess the impact of existing or proposed policies and activities and their effects on different groups of people. It ensures that we do not indirectly discriminate against any particular group(s) by anticipating the potential consequences and making sure that, as far as possible, any negative consequences are eliminated or minimised. Crucially it helps to identify where we can best promote equality of opportunity.
Completed equality impact assessments
You can read the equality impact assessments completed in DfT below. We will be updating this page regularly, adding more assessments as they are finalised.
European Regulation on new car CO2 emissions Published: 20 April 2009
Overseas criminal record checks for transport workers Published: 11 March 2009
Adding capacity at Heathrow airport: Equalities Impact Assessment Published: 15 January 2009
Crossrail Equality Impact Assessments Published: 24 January 2008
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