The Equality Strategy - Building a Fairer Britain
This policy document sets out the Government's Equality Strategy. The legislative foundation is the Equality Act 2010, which applies broadly to Great Britain. (Northern Ireland has its own equality legislation). The Strategy sets out the Government’s plans for addressing the barriers to equal opportunities and social mobility based on five principles: i) creating equal opportunities for all; ii) devolving power to people; iii) transparency (e.g. through making public bodies publish information on equality); iv) supporting social action; and v) embedding equality in all government policies and programmes. These principles are discussed in relation to early years, education and social mobility, the labour market, public services and changing culture and attitudes.