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Equality North East

Equality matters to human rights. We need a socio-economic duty.

Koldo Casla of Just Fair (EDF Associate) writes about the need for a socio-economic duty under s1 Equality Act 2010. This piece originally appeared on the Equality Trust website.

The UK is one of the most unequal societies in Europe. Even though decreasing unemployment and low inflation have reduced income inequality for now, unfair taxes, stagnant incomes and unaffordable housing risk enlarging the wealth gap.

It is not only about raw data. Inequality is widely perceived as a growing problem in society. According to the 2016 British Social Survey, more than 76% of the people believe there is a wide divide between social classes.

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March 31, 2017

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