To build a strong economy, the policies of equality need to be in right place. The system of fair society goes in a long way to create sustainable economy and better life for the people. Equality in society helps the nation to gain from the talents of everyone in the nation. Giving protection to the vulnerable population group and to make it a priority to provide equal work/income opportunities to everyone helps in establishing fair and strong economy. The government of UK has always worked on the two fundamental equality principles: equal treatment and equal opportunity. In the past fifty years since establishment of the Equal Pay Act in 1970, the UK has come a long way to Civil Partnership Legislation in 2004 (Civil partnership act 2004, 2004). The level of tolerance and diversity have increased manifold in the country ever since. However, despite of the present rules, regulations and legislation made by the government the society still heavily looks upon the origin, race or ethnicity of a person rather than his talents, abilities or skills. The government has to act along with communities, people and businesses to allow them to ratify the change in attitude. The root cause of inequality has to be eradicated effectively to deal with this problem. The policy of accountability by keeping the process and operations transparent in businesses would act as a driving force in establishing equality.
The UK government claims that the guiding principle in all their policies is equality to attain fairness, freedom and responsibility. Government plans to achieve these changes by the following five principles. First principle is to create equal opportunities for all and following the adage of equal treatment and equal opportunities. This means to recognize needs and talents of everyone equally and giving them fair opportunities to progress.