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The government are ignoring their obligation to measure inequality – parliament must compel them to do so

This article was featured on Labour List: The UK is one of the most economically unequal countries in the  developed world, and tax, public spending and social security policies in the austerity years only worsened the problem. Since 2010, the Labour Party has examined the impact of tax and social benefits on different groups. The model developed…

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Guardian letter after the resignations from the Social Mobility Commission

This letter was published in The Guardian: Theresa May has the perfect opportunity to “bequeath a society that truly works for the many and not the few” by bringing into force the socioeconomic duty (section 1 of the Equality Act). This essentially requires effective and transparent policies to tackle socioeconomic inequality. “When making decisions of a…

Ask your MP to support EDM 591 to bring the Socio-economic Duty to life (in 4 or 5 easy steps)

Find out who your MP is. You only need to know your postcode.   Check here if your MP is supporting the Early Day Motion 591 to bring the Socio-economic Duty to life. If they are in the list, great! You don’t need to do anything else.*   If they are not in the list,…

The socio-economic duty: a human rights remedy against austerity and inequality

This post was published in the blog of The Baring Foundation The Scottish government is currently consulting on the implementation of Section 1 of the Equality Act 2010, which would require public bodies to consider when making decisions how they would reduce the equalities of outcome resulting from socio-economic disadvantage. Just Fair is one of the organisations leading the #1forEquality campaign…

Joint Submission to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the introduction of the socio-economic duty

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…

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General Election: What do the manifestos say about the socio-economic equality duty?

This article was published in Left Foot Forward: The countdown is on to the General Election, and party manifestos have been coming thick and fast. There’s plenty of rhetorical commitment to a more equal and fair society, with the Conservatives proclaiming that they ‘abhor[s] social division, injustice, unfairness and inequality’, and Labour declaring itself ‘the…