# Why the equality duty matters (England and Wales)

The government is reviewing the public sector equality duty as part of its agenda to weaken equality legislation or, as it puts it, to “reduce unnecessary bureaucracy”.

It is gathering evidence on how the extended equality duty and the former race, disability and gender equality duties have operated in practice and how they have affected public service delivery.

Branches where there is good practice from employers on the equality duty are urged to respond to a short Labour Research Department survey to build the TUC’s evidence to government. This will not name survey respondents, but would ideally name specific employers, with your agreement.

Please provide as much detail as possible to build the unions’ case to keep this important equality tool.