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Consultation on the socio-economic duty: Analysis of responses

Consultation on the socio-economic duty: Analysis of responses

Thursday, November 23, 2017

ISBN: 9781788514347

This report provides a summary of the responses to the Consultation on the Socio-Economic Duty , and of what the Scottish Government plans to do as a result.

Executive Summary

The socio-economic duty asks particular public authorities to do more to tackle the inequalities of outcome caused by socio-economic disadvantage. From 18 July to 12 September 2017, the Scottish Government consulted on how the duty should be implemented, including:

• How key terms should be defined

• Which public authorities the duty should apply to

• What public authorities could do to show they are meeting the duty and

• How public authorities could sensibly approach the links between different duties with a socio-economic focus

A total of 123 responses were received: 18 from individuals and 105 from organisations. This report provides a summary of these responses , and of what the Scottish Government plans to do as a result