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Why Section 1?

We call on the UK Government to commence section 1. Fully in force, the Equality Act would require transparent assessments of how public bodies’ policies and decisions contribute to our unequal outcomes – and how they could help to close the gap.

Equality matters to human rights. We need a socio-economic duty

This post was published first on The Equality Trust blog on 25 January, 2017. The UK is one of the most unequal societies in Europe. Even though decreasing unemployment and low inflation have reduced income inequality for now, unfair taxes, stagnant incomes and unaffordable housing risk enlarging the wealth gap. It is not only about…