Initial equality impact assessment screening form

This form records an equality screening process to determine the relevance of equality to a proposal, and a decision whether or not a full EIA would be appropriate or proportionate.



Community Development

Service area

Economic Development, Regeneration, Tourism & Skills

Proposal being screened

Draft Economic Growth Strategy for NYC

Officer(s) carrying out screening

Julian Rudd

What are you proposing to do?

Seek the views of the Transition (LGR) Overview and Scrutiny Committee on the draft NY Economic Growth Strategy.

Why are you proposing this? What are the desired outcomes?

A range of officer and member consultations on the draft Strategy are taking place to refine the content and approach before a revised strategy is submitted to the Executive.

Does the proposal involve a significant commitment or removal of resources? Please give details.

The Strategy, when adopted, will guide the priorities and approach of NYC towards economic development and regeneration. The Strategy itself will not involve decisions on resources but it will influence subsequent decisions on resource allocations.

Impact on people with any of the following protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010, or NYC’s additional agreed characteristics

As part of this assessment, please consider the following questions:

·       To what extent is this service used by particular groups of people with protected characteristics?

·       Does the proposal relate to functions that previous consultation has identified as important?

·       Do different groups have different needs or experiences in the area the proposal relates to?


If for any characteristic it is considered that there is likely to be an adverse impact or you have ticked ‘Don’t know/no info available’, then a full EIA should be carried out where this is proportionate. You are advised to speak to your Equality rep for advice if you are in any doubt.


Protected characteristic

Potential for adverse impact

Don’t know/No info available



















Sexual orientation




Gender reassignment




Religion or belief




Pregnancy or maternity




Marriage or civil partnership





People in rural areas




People on a low income




Carer (unpaid family or friend)




Does the proposal relate to an area where there are known inequalities/probable impacts (e.g. disabled people’s access to public transport)? Please give details.

The Strategy supports inclusive economic growth and improvement of place. It aims to benefit all residents of North Yorkshire.

Will the proposal have a significant effect on how other organisations operate? (e.g. partners, funding criteria, etc.). Do any of these organisations support people with protected characteristics? Please explain why you have reached this conclusion.

The Strategy sets the policy direction for NYC, including how it works with others to deliver economic growth. The partner organisations are not expected to include those focussed on people with protected characteristics. Where more detailed proposals are brought forward to implement elements of the Strategy, these will be subject to a future screening.


Decision (Please tick one option)

EIA not relevant or proportionate:




Continue to full EIA:



Reason for decision

No adverse impact expected for people with protected characteristics.

Signed (Assistant Director or equivalent)


24 August 2023