Equality, diversity and inclusion

Diversity recognises that, though people have things in common with each other, they are also different in many ways. Inclusion is where those differences are seen as a benefit, and where perspectives and differences are shared, leading to better decisions.


Everyone should have a right to equal access to employment and, when employed, should have equal pay and equal access to training and development.

"Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance," Verna Myers, inclusion expert

In this section you’ll find information and advice on equal opportunities, managing diversity and inclusion.


LGA Guide – How to be more inclusive

LGA Workforce Survey

External resources

Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) – Managing Diversity and Inclusion at Work report which highlights touch points in the employee life cycle that may contain barriers to equality and practical recommendations. 

Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (ENEI) – Excellence in diversity and inclusion