At GMPA we have produced several outputs to guide local authorities, and other public bodies with adopting the socio-economic duty.
This report, co-authored by Greater Manchester Poverty Action and Just Fair, highlights case studies from local authorities and public bodies in England who voluntarily adopted the duty, and the Welsh government who formally adopted the duty in 2021.
The report finds that across England and Wales, the duty is being used to tackle inequality in a range of ways, including in recruitment, responding to the cost-of-living crisis, supporting families with the cost of school meals and during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Highlighting the innovative and varied ways in which public bodies are applying the duty to reduce the inequalities that arise from socio-economic disadvantage, this latest report is a useful tool for organisations considering their role in tackling poverty and socio-economic disadvantage.
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This briefing sets out the scale of voluntary adoption of the socio-economic duty by local authorities in England based on FOI requested conducted by GMPA.
This guide is intended for local and combined authority officers, local councillors and metro mayors in England interested in tackling socio-economic disadvantage. The guide is also of use to local authorities (and other public bodies) in other parts of England.
It was developed by GMPA in partnership with Just Fair, Equality Trust, Amnesty, Compassion in Politics, Equally Ours, Runnymede, Thrive Teeside and Shelter.
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