The ten organisations, including Inclusion Scotland, Engender and the Equality Network, note:
- They welcome the ambition for the socio-economic duty.
- Full implementation of the socio-economic duty should be paused until the planned four-year reviews of the public sector equality duty are completed this year.
- Consideration of the future of the Equality Impact Asessment is required to ensure a cautious approach is taken to the potential for layering different types of analysis on top of one another.
- Socio-economic disadvantage budgeting should be considered.
The Socio-economic duty: A consultation, Equality Sector Response, September 2017