Politics and Government

The Equality Trust Signs an Open Letter Calling on the Prime Minister to Drop Discriminatory Elements of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill

The Equality Trust joined over 70 organisations which warned the Prime Minister that measures in the new policing and sentencing legislation will discriminate against Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic people.
 

 

Dear Prime Minister,

We are a group of individuals and organisations deeply concerned that the government’s Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill will further entrench racial inequality in the criminal justice system.

Urgent Call on the Department for Work and Pensions to Reduce Inequality

The Equality Trust and Just Fair are urgently calling on the DWP to support the commencement of the socio-economic duty in section 1 of the Equality Act 2010. It introduced a duty on public bodies that required them “when making decisions of a strategic nature about how to exercise its functions [to] have due regard to the desirability of exercising them in a way that is designed to reduce the inequalities of outcome which result from socio-economic disadvantage.”

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