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Failure to enact public duty law has worsened England inequality in pandemic

Exclusive: government urged to activate part of Equality Act that would impose duty on public bodies to tackle inequalityCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe failure of successive governments to enact part of the Equality Act, which would have imposed a duty to address socio-economic disadvantage, has exacerbated inequalities in England during the coronavirus pandemic, a thinktank has claimed.The Runnymede Trust’s report, Facts Don’t Lie, says that the public sector duty provision would have imposed a legal obligation on education authorities in England to ensure working class children on free school meals were fed properly while schools were shut and had access to laptops for remote learning. Continue reading...


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