Fairer Scotland Duty: Priorities for Implementation

Taking place almost 18 months on from the introduction of the Fairer Scotland Duty,  this event will examine good practice in relation to implentation and compliance across Scotland's public sector and provide case studies of how your organisation can place the reduction of inequalities at the heart of strategic decision making.

Tackling socio-economic disadvantage across Scotland

Low income is a key driver of a range of negative outcomes such as health inequalities, educational outcomes and material deprivation

The Fairer Scotland Duty, which came into force in April 2018, seeks to alleviate these issues by placing a legal responsibility on public sector organisations to think differently and consider socio-economic factors when making major strategic decisions.

Join Holyrood on 12 November as we consider how your organisation can effectively comply with the duty, learn more about the potential consequences of failure to comply and examine how your organisation can take a holistic approach to embedding socio-economic factors as a central consideration in decision making.

Key issues we’ll examine with you

  • Examples of good practice in relation to implementing the Fairer Scotland Duty
  • Examining potential consequences of failure to comply
  • Information gathering – how to adapt data and resources to meet the new requirements
  • Setting priorities and targets, and understanding socioeconomic disadvantage and how your organisation can find a way to work more systematically on these issues
  • How to allocate resources, prioritise and commission services

Who should attend?

This briefing is essential for those working within public sector bodies with responsibilities for decision-making, including: 

  • Local authorities: financing, estates, property and asset management, alongside community planning and development teams
  • Regional and specialist health boards and health and social care partnerships: property teams, public health professionals and estate managers
  • Policy professionals: policy managers, policy researchers working to mitigate socioeconomic disadvantage
  • Senior management, strategic level decision-makers in public bodies


09:30 Registration and Refreshments

10:00 Welcome from the Chair

Session 1: Policy and Overview

10:05 Speaker TBC

10:25 Speaker TBC

10:45 Speaker TBC

11:05 Q&A

11:25 Refreshments and Networking

Session 2: Incorporating Socio-Economic Factors into Strategic Decision-Making

11:50 Speaker TBC

12:10 Speaker TBC

12:30 Speaker TBC

12:50 Q&A

13:10 Lunch and Networking

Session 3: Next Steps for Your Organisation

13:40 Speaker TBC

14:10 Speaker TBC

14:30 Speaker TBC

14:50 Q&A

15:10 Chair's Closing Remarks

15:15 Close of Events 

Speaker callout

We are committed to bringing the latest policy information with engaging dialogue and practical case studies to make a real impact in the public sector. If you are a knowledge expert in your field or have an inspiring case study which would make an impact to Public Sector organisations, we would love to hear from you. Please email james@holyrood.com with your name and contact details, linkedin profile and a summary of your project or area or expertise and we will be in touch.

Central Edinburgh


Delegate rates (excluding VAT):
  • Discounted rate: 1 place £145 + VAT (Voluntary / charitable organisations with an annual income of less than £1m)
  • Reduced rate: 1 place £245 + VAT | 2+ places £195 + VAT per place (Central government departments and agencies, local authorities, universities, colleges, NHS, police, professional associations and voluntary / charitable organisations with an annual income over £1m)
  • Full rate: 1 place £295 + VAT | 2+ places £245 + VAT per place (Commercial organisations e.g. plc, Ltd, LLP)
For all event enquiries please email enquiries@holyrood.com or call 0131 285 1635
12 November 2019

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