Councils fail to develop race equality schemes

Only a handful of English councils have produced a race equality
scheme, according to survey of 50 councils by Community
, writes Sally Gillen.

The poll of a third of the country’s local authorities, carried
out two days before the end of May deadline for the scheme, found
that only five had already developed one.

Scottish councils have until the end of November to produce a
race equality scheme, which is a requirement under the Race
Relations Amendment Act 2000.

In the scheme, councils must show how they will promote racial
equality and good relations between different groups within the

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