Politics and Government

The Equality Trust signs an open letter supporting the Welsh Government's commencement of the Socio-Economic Duty

Today the Welsh Government joins Scotland in implementing the “Socio-Economic Duty”: a requirement that public bodies, including government departments, assess how their strategies and policies can be used to reduce financial inequality. Westminster should now follow suit.

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.

The Equality Trust Joins Marcus Rashford, Chefs and Charities to Call on the PM to Fix Free School Meals Policy

The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
10 Downing St,
London. SW1A 2AA

The Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP, Secretary of State for Education
Department for Education
20 Great Smith St,
London. SW1P 3BT

14th January 2021


Dear Prime Minister,

cc. Secretary of State for Education


Government Needs to Urgently Fix Free School Meal Policy Long-Term

Submission to Open Consultation Call for Evidence - Ethnic Disparities and Inequality in the UK

The Equality Trust, along with partner organisations Just Fair and Compassion in Politics, has made a submission to the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities ‘Open Consultation on Ethnic Disparities and Inequality in the UK.’

The full submission, which includes an executive summary can be found attached.