Equality strategy

The government's equality strategy sets out our vision for a strong, modern and fair Britain.

It is built on two principles of equality – equal treatment and equal opportunity.  This means building a society where no one is held back because of who they are, or where they come from.

This strategy sets out the UK Government’s commitment to tackling the barriers to equal opportunities and social mobility. It sets the framework for how equality will be a fundamental part of the Government’s programmes across the UK. Some policies that are set out in this strategy will apply across
the UK, some to Great Britain only, some to England and Wales and some to England only, depending on the topic.

The legislative foundation, in the form of the Equality Act 2010, applies broadly to Great Britain. Northern Ireland has its own equality legislation.

Within this framework, responsibility for delivery of many public services which are important to achieving greater equality is devolved. However, there are also many areas where responsibility is reserved. The detailed actions in this strategy will therefore be delivered in a manner that is appropriate to the division of responsibilities across the United Kingdom.

Date: Tue Jun 21 10:20:14 BST 2011

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