An equality impact assessment (EqIA) is a process designed to ensure that a policy, project or scheme does not discriminate against any disadvantaged or vulnerable people.
The EqIA process aims to prevent discrimination against people who are categorised as being disadvantaged or vulnerable within society. These categories are called equality target groups (ETGs) and are currently designated by the "Greater London Authority as:
Within the UK, EqIAs are still popular as a means of ensuring that the public-sector equality duty is met.["citation needed] However, on 19 November 2012, prime minister "David Cameron announced that EqIAs would no longer be undertaken for government decisions.
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