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A More Equal Wales: The Socio-economic Duty

A More Equal Wales: The Socio-economic Duty

The Socio-economic Duty gives us an opportunity to do things differently in Wales. It puts tackling inequality at the heart of decision-making, and will build on the good work public bodies are already doing.

What does the Socio-economic Duty mean for public bodies?

The introduction of the Socio-economic Duty means that some public bodies now have to think about how their strategic decisions, such as setting objectives and developing public services, can improve inequality of outcome for people who suffer socio-economic disadvantage.

Find out more by reading our guidance about preparing for the Socio-economic Duty.

What is inequality of outcome?

Inequality of outcome relates to any measureable difference in outcome between those who have experienced socio-economic disadvantage and those who have not.

Some examples of inequalities of outcome include; lower levels of good health, lower paid work, poorer educational attainment and an increased risk of being a victim of crime. 

What will the Socio-economic Duty achieve?

Through better decision making, the duty will improve the outcomes for those who suffer socio-economic disadvantage, levelling the playing field in society, allowing us to build back better.

Hear from Jane Hutt MS Deputy Minister and Chief Whip on how The Socio-economic Duty will help to create #AMoreEqualWales. 


Socio-economic Duty

Read more about the Socio-economic Duty on GOV.WALES

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