Let’s bring Section 1 of the Equality Act to life
#1forEquality is a campaign led by Just Fair and The Equality Trust, and supported by many groups and individuals, to urge the UK Government to implement the Socio-Economic Duty by commencing Section 1 of the Equality Act.
The UK is one of the most economically unequal countries in the developed world.
But inequality is not inevitable. The Government has a powerful tool at its disposal. It could bring to life the Socio-Economic Duty of Section 1 of the the Equality Act 2010, which requires public bodies to adopt effective and transparent policies to reduce the inequalities that result from socio-economic disadvantage.
Despite being passed by Parliament in 2010, successive governments since then have failed to bring Section 1 into force.