Public Sector Equality Duty The Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED), enacted under the Equality Act 2010 requires public authorities to pay ‘due regard’ to the need to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations between different people across nine ‘protected’ characteristics. These include age, pregnancy and maternity, sexual orientation, religion and belief and gender. In 2013 the Centre published a meta-study and analysis identifying convincing evidence to support the Duty. A follow-up practitioner round-table explored how the Duty is met on a day-to-day basis. Further research continues to investigate the effects of the PSED ‘on the ground’ and its impact on the lives of service users.