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What is fairness?

Although fairness is crucial, it isn’t easy to define.  And it isn’t always obvious what the fairest thing to do is.  For us, these challenges make our role all the more important. 

To aid our own reflections and those of others, we have devised four principles which help map out different aspects of what fairness means.  Put together, their initials spell EPIC.  These principles can be applied when making decisions about fairness – the idea is that they are practically useful.  The principles are open for discussion, and we always welcome suggestions about factors which might be missing from this list, or how to put points in a better way.

Our four principles of fairness

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