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.
The Equality Trust and Just Fair are asking MPs to support EDM 591: commencement and enforcement of the socio-economic duty.
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