With many equality organisations relying on EU structural funds, and EU legislation playing a major part in upholding our human rights, we are paying close attention to the effects of Brexit. We are continuing to lobby around all Brexit-related legislation, including secondary legislation and future trade agreements, to protect our equality and human rights laws and institutions.

Our policies on Brexit

Our policy priorities for Brexit are to:

  • ensure a modern, outward-looking and high-standards Britain that advances equality and human rights
  • protect our current equality and human rights laws
  • ensure that the new UK Shared Prosperity Fund continues to support previous EU funding programmes that promote equality and tackle disadvantage and discrimination.

For more information, take a look at:

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund

EU funding has made a huge difference to those experiencing inequality and discrimination in the UK. The Government is proposing to replace these funding streams with the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF). This is an opportunity to create a simpler, more accessible fund, that carries on the vital work of embedding equality and tackling discrimination.

This can only be achieved if the new fund is equal by design. Together with leading equality organisations, we’ve set out shared principles which we believe the UKSPF must live up to if it is to deliver equality, human rights and prosperity for all.

Read the shared principles here.

Find out more

Members and associate members can join our Brexit strategy group. To find out more, get in touch with our Parliamentary and Policy Advisor, Liz Shannon, at liz.shannon@equallyours.org.uk.

For all the latest news on Brexit, equality and human rights, see our Brexit resource bank.

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