1FOREQUALITY – NORTH EAST
1forEquality is a campaign led by Just Fair and The Equality Trust. Its aim is to urge the UK Government to put in place the Socio-Economic Duty by commencing Section 1 of the Equality Act. Many groups and individuals support the campaign because it is a useful tool for tackling inequality at a local level.
Section 1 of the Equality Act 2010 asks public bodies to consider how their decisions affect socio-economic inequalities. But unfortunately, successive UK Governments have not brought this into law. The Scottish Government has taken positive steps forward by introducing the Fairer Scotland Duty in 2018.
Inequality harms physical and mental health, happiness, sense of trust and civic participation. To address inequality are working to get local councils in the North East to implement the duty. Doing so is a positive step towards tackling socio-economic inequality across the region. Organisations within the North East that have taken this important so far include:
Newcastle City Council
Please click here for more information about 1forEquality in the North East region.