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Consultation on the Socio-Economic Duty - Easy Read

Consultation on the Socio-Economic Duty - Easy Read

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

ISBN: 9781788511155

An easy read version of the Socio-Economic Duty consultation paper

Executive Summary

The Scottish Government is going to ask councils and other public bodies to do more to tackle poverty and inequality in their local areas.

To do this, we’re introducing a new ‘socio-economic duty’. This means that important public bodies – like local councils and your local NHS – will have to think carefully about how to reduce poverty and inequality whenever they make the big decisions that are important to all of us.

We need your help to make sure the duty works well in practice