Evaluating the socio-economic duty in Scotland and Wales

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First published: 02 Mar 2021

The socio-economic duty is part of the Equality Act 2010. It aims to reduce inequality for people who experience socio-economic disadvantage.

This report looks at how 24 public bodies in Scotland and Wales are implementing, or preparing to implement, the duty.

It highlights:

  • how the duty can be implemented effectively 
  • the barriers that get in the way
  • how the duty affects the behaviour of public bodies
  • the steps needed to ensure future success

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