New Office for Tackling Injustices is welcome – but it will judged on prompting action, not monitoring data

Published on Incomes and Inequality

Commenting on the outgoing Prime Minister’s announcement today (Friday) of a new Office for Tackling Injustices, Fahmida Rahman, Policy Analyst at the Resolution Foundation, said:

“The Prime Minster was right to identify burning injustices facing Britain, even if her efforts to address them have largely been thwarted, in part by Brexit, or failed to live up to the scale of the injustices identified.

“Today’s announcement of an official body for monitoring social injustices is a welcome move to hold future governments’ feet to the fire in tackling the multiple disadvantages and discrimination that too many people across Britain still face.

“But ultimately it is action to address, rather than data to monitor, social injustices that matters.”