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Fairer Scotland Duty - Interim Guidance for Public Bodies

Fairer Scotland Duty - Interim Guidance for Public Bodies

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

ISBN: 9781788517300

This is the interim guidance for the Fairer Scotland Duty which comes into force in April 2018. It places a legal responsibility on particular public bodies in Scotland to actively consider (‘pay due regard’ to) how they can reduce inequalities of outcome caused by socioeconomic disadvantage

Executive Summary

The Fairer Scotland Duty, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010, comes into force in Scotland from April 2018. It places a legal responsibility on particular public bodies in Scotland to actively consider (‘pay due regard’ to) how they can reduce

inequalities of outcome caused by socioeconomic

disadvantage, when making strategic

decisions.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission

(EHRC) is the Regulator for the Fairer

Scotland Duty and will be closely involved

with monitoring and the development of

best practice for the Duty, particularly in

the first three years, seen by the Scottish

Government as an implementation phase