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.