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December/January 2010/2011 (vol. 07/4)

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Socio-economic disadvantage

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The government is to scrap the Equality Act public sector duty to consider socio-economic disadvantage when making strategic decisions. This is at a time when health inequality is as high as it was during the Great Depression of the 1930s.

THE government is to scrap Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010, the duty on local authorities, government, the NHS and other public bodies to consider socio- economic disadvantage in their strategic decisions and policies, particularly in the areas of health, education and housing. Home secretary, and minister for women, Teresa May, announced the government’s decision – which was not…

John Ballard, editor

Author: Ballard J

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Occupational Health at Work December/January 2010/2011 (vol. 07/4) pp3

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