Poverty2Solutions (of which ATD Fourth World is a founding member) is calling on the UK government to ‘do your duty for equality’, that is: enact the socioe-conomic duty and develop guidance on best-practice implementation and monitoring in partnership with people who have lived experience of socio-economic disadvantage.
The socio-economic duty is the missing piece in UK equality legislation. While a wide range of inequalities, such as age, gender and race are included, socio-economic status is not covered. This is a glaring omission. To learn more, please consult the briefing paper in the PDF below.