In October 2016, the Scottish Government announced that it intended to introduce the socio-economic duty contained in Section 1 of the Equality Act 2010.
In July 2017, the Scottish Government reiterated this commitment and launched an open consultation. At the end of this process, Scotland will become the first part of the UK to bring the socio-economic equality duty to life.
We very much welcome the Scottish Government’s determination to bring the socio-economic equality duty to life in Scotland. We hope Scotland will set an example for the governments in Wales and the UK as a whole.
We recommend the Scottish Government learn from the experiences of those councils that have implemented the socio-economic duty in spite of the UK Government’s refusal to commence it.
Find our response to the consultation of the Scottish Government here.