Independent Inequalities Commission

Launched in October 2020, the Independent Inequalities Commission is exploring the causes of inequality across Greater Manchester and will offer solutions to tackle these issues.  

With a diverse membership of prominent thinkers, the commission is reviewing evidence from academic research, local equality programmes and insight from the business, public, voluntary and community sectors, to recommend new policy, activity and ways of working. Its independence allows the Commission the chance to challenge existing approaches, explore powers and levers for change, and set out a new direction for tackling inequality.

The Independent Inequalities Commission is chaired by Kate Pickett, Professor of Epidemiology and Deputy Director of the Centre for Future Health at the University of York.

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The commission will report back its recommendations for action to the Mayor and leaders of the 10 local authorities in March 2021. These will inform the pandemic response and recovery, as well as informing the next Greater Manchester Strategy, the comprehensive plan for the future of our city-region covering economic growth, health, wellbeing, jobs, housing, transport, skills and training.

For further information on the Independent Inequalities Commission please contact Anne.Lythgoe@greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk.