Published On: 20 October 2022
Responding to news of the Prime Minister’s resignation, Jabeer Butt OBE, CEO of the Race Equality Foundation said: 
“While the Government fails to govern, Britain’s most vulnerable communities are suffering. At the moment, multiple major reports are being released which all point to the shockingly poor state of public services in Britain today – yet this crisis is getting no political attention.
“The Race Equality Foundation has called for a number of measures to ease the impact of things like the cost of living on minoritised and impoverished communities – measures including maintaining the uplift in Universal Credit and the moratorium on evictions. These are more relevant than ever and yet continue to be ignored by Government.

“When the dust settles at Number 10, we can only hope that the future Prime Minister has their priorities right and urgently addresses the real-life issues facing the British public.”

1. Press contact: Shiryn Sayani, Communications & Campaigns Manager / 07593 454182

2. About the Race Equality Foundation

The Race Equality Foundation is a national charity tackling racial inequality across public services to improve the lives of Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. We do this by:

·         Exploring what is known about discrimination and disadvantage

·         Developing evidence-based better practice to promote equality

·         Sharing better practice through educational activities, conferences, written & online material

·         Working with national and local partners from the community, voluntary, statutory and social enterprise sectors.

The Foundation was established in 1987 as part of the National Institute for Social Work and was known as the Race Equality Unit. It became an independent charitable organisation in 1995, and in 2006, changed its name to the Race Equality Foundation.

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