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Commencement of the Socio-economic Duty

Meeting: 16/03/2021 - Cabinet (Item 111)

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As detailed in the recommendations.


Councillor Mullin introduced the report and explained that the Socio-economic Duty in Wales would come into force on 31st March 2021.  The duty placed a legal responsibility on listed public bodies, when taking strategic decisions, to have due regard to the need to reduce the inequalities of outcome that resulted from socio-economic disadvantage. 


The final list of relevant public bodies would be published in the Regulations and statutory guidance.


The Chief Executive explained that the report outlined the actions being taken to prepare for the new duty, which would be a key mechanism for supporting the most vulnerable in society.




(a)       That the requirements of the Socio-economic Duty be noted;


(b)       That Cabinet be assured of the preparedness in meeting the new duty; and


(c)        That the report be shared with all Overview and Scrutiny Committees to ensure they are familiar with the requirements of the legislation.