Executive summary

How fair is Britain? Executive summary cover

Every three years we are required to report to Parliament on the progress that society is making in relation to equality, human rights and good relations. This is the report of our first Triennial Review.

Introduction

The Equality and Human Rights Commission is a public body set up to challenge discrimination, to protect and promote equality and respect for human rights, and to encourage good relations between people of different backgrounds.

Our vision is of a society at ease with its diversity, where every individual has the opportunity to achieve their potential, and where people treat each other with dignity and respect.

Every three years the Commission is required to report to Parliament on the progress that society is making towards this vision.

This is the first such Review. It brings together evidence from a range of sources, including Census data, surveys and research, to paint a picture of how far what happens in people’s real lives matches up to the ideals of equality. In essence, it helps answer the question, how fair is Britain today?

Key areas and evidence

Data gaps

Significant challenges

Next steps

Bibliography

Last Updated: 13 May 2014