The British Government: Keep the Public Sector Equality Duty

Show your support and sign our online petition, calling on the Government to keep the Public Sector Equality Duty.

Sign our petition here

View a list of Organisational supporters of our petition and the PSED campaign

What else can you do?

Ask your MP to sign the ‘Early Day Motion’ on the Public Sector Equality Duty.

What is an Early Day Motion?

Early Day Motions (EDMs) are formal motions submitted for debate in the House of Commons. However, very few are actually debated. EDMs allow MPs to draw attention to an event or cause. MPs register their support by signing individual motions. See the motions here.

In the last parliamentary period ROTA supported an Early Day Motion on keeping the PSED  (EDM 1279). By the time of the recess when all current EDMs fall, it had been signed by 31 MPs. We will be contacting each of these MPs with the result of the petition campaign and to ask for their further support for the PSED. We are leaving up the text for the EDM and the list of signatories for your information. Thanks to all of you who encouraged your MP to sign.

Parliament notes the review of the Public Sector Equality Duty now in progress; believes the Duty, albeit only recently introduced, has considerable potential to achieve the goals of eliminating all forms of discrimination, harassment or victimisation, advancing equality of opportunity, and fostering good relations; recognises the value placed upon the Duty by public bodies, non-governmental organisations and others; and calls on Ministers to reaffirm their commitment to the Duty and to supporting public bodies in implementing it effectively. See the motion here.


If you wish to know more about ROTA's PSED Review Campaign please email