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Politics and Government

Manifesto for a Fairer Society

With the UK General Election set for 8 June, The Equality Trust has developed our Manifesto for a Fairer Society, calling for fair work, fair tax, fair chances and a fair deal for families right across our nation.

We urge all political parties to commit to the policies in our manifesto for a fairer, more equal society, and you can help achieve this.

Budget a Wasted Opportunity to Reduce Inequality

Responding to today's Budget, Dr. Wanda Wyporska, Executive Director of The Equality Trust, said:

"This Budget was not only a wasted opportunity, it was a giant leap backwards. Planned cuts to taxes for the richest, and continued swingeing cuts to social security went unaddressed, and will widen the gap between the haves and have nots. That's hardly fulfilling the Prime Minister's promise of an economy for us all. 

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.”

Housing White Paper - Foundations Laid But More Needed to Tackle Housing Crisis

The Equality Trust has responded to today's Housing White Paper from the Government. Dr. Wanda Wyporska, Executive Director of The Equality Trust, said: 

"Our housing crisis is a national scandal. Millions are locked out of home ownership, paying through the nose to be trapped in sub-standard housing. At the same time a quarter of the richest 100 people in Britain have amassed billions, in part through their interests in our dysfunctional housing market.

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