In 2010 the Equality Act was brought into law in the UK. The Socio-economic Duty, an aspect of the Act requiring public bodies to consider how their decisions could reduce socio-economic disadvantage, was something which many anti-poverty policymakers and activists were very excited about, but this bit was not enacted.
In April 2018, Scotland brought the Fairer Scotland Duty in to force, and Wales follows on 31st March 2021. Public bodies will have some work to do in preparation, and in moving forward in a way that complies with the Socio-economic Duty.
Senedd Cymru has produced some excellent guidance and resources to support public bodies to prepare.
Please get in touch if we can help you get ready! A good understanding of socio-economic disadvantage will help you do your best work and deliver great results.