Equalities Committee
Monday 20 February 2017 6.00 pm

Venue: Board Room 2 - Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley HA9 0FJ. View directions

Contact: Nikolay Manov, Governance Officer  020 8937 1348, Email:

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Declarations of interests

Members are invited to declare at this stage of the meeting, any relevant personal and prejudicial interests and discloseable pecuniary interests in any matter to be considered at this meeting.


Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 117 KB


Matters arising (if any)


Deputations (if any)


Impact and mitigation of the Overall Benefit Cap pdf icon PDF 309 KB

The report provides details of the expected impacts on residents of the reduced welfare benefits cap, and the steps taken to offer support and services to residents affected.



European Union Referendum and the Impact of Uncertainty on Brent Residents pdf icon PDF 663 KB

The report looks at the impact of uncertainty on Brent residents and services following the European Union referendum.


Brent's Equality Analysis process pdf icon PDF 250 KB

The report outlines the Council’s Equality Analysis (also known as Equality Impact Assessment) process of assessing the potential / likely impacts of proposed changes on service users with protected characteristics. The Equality Analysis (EA) process aims to ensure that the Council’s decision-making is evidence-based and robust.


The organisation has a similar internal EA process for restructures which is outside the scope of this report.



Progress update on the 2016-17 Equality & Diversity Action Plan pdf icon PDF 46 KB

The item provides the Committee with a progress update on the 2016/17 Equality and Diversity Action Plan.


Exclusion of Press and Public


The following item(s) is/are not for publication as they relate to the following category of exempt information as specified in the Local Government Act 1972 namely:


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“Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)”.


Equal Pay Audit benchmarking (verbal update) pdf icon PDF 689 KB

At the Equalities Committee Meeting on 6 December 2016 Members requested a report comparing Brent’s 2015-16 Gender Pay Gap Audit data to other London Boroughs.


The 2015-16 Gender Pay Gap Audit report is attached as an appendix for reference.


Members will be provided with a verbal update on cross-council Gender Pay Gap benchmarking data. The item is exempt from publication because the cross-council benchmarking data is not currently available in the public domain.



Any other urgent business

Notice of items to be raised under this heading must be given in writing to the Head of Executive and Member Services or his representative before the meeting in accordance with Standing Order 64.


Date of next meeting

The next scheduled meeting of the committee is on