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