I have followed with interest the case you reference, and I would highlight that the High Court ruled that ‘the claim brought by the Good Law Project fails in its entirety’ and that ‘the claim by the Runnymede Trust fails on Grounds 1 and 3’. Specifically, the court found that the evidence provided no support at all for the claim that personal or political connections influenced these appointments and that the Claimants failed to demonstrate a prima facie case of indirect discrimination.
Both the Government and I believe that the public sector equality duty is an important means to ensure that public bodies, like the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), take account of equality when shaping policy and delivering services. In line with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010, DHSC set out equality objectives at least every four years and publish a yearly report on how they meet the public sector equality duty. These are available at Gov.uk.
I strongly disagree with the suggestion that the High Court rules against the Prime Minister. In fact, the court found that the Prime Minister ‘played no part in the two appointments’.