Equality sector comments on socio-economic duty

Section: The ALLIANCEType: News Item Date Published: 20th September 2017

The ALLIANCE has joined a coalition of organisations commenting on the Scottish Government's proposals for a new socio-economic duty.

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

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