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  • Last updated: 27 Mar 2016

    House of Lords 9 December 2015 The Commission is particularly concerned about the impact Clauses 13 and 14 (which propose to lower the level of Employment Support Allowance, and its equivalent in relation to Universal Credit, to future claimants placed in the Work-Related Activity Group) may have ...

  • Last updated: 27 Mar 2016

    Clauses 4 and 6, House of Lords 7 December 2015 Our briefing is in support of Amendments which would require the Government to include data on children in low income households where one or both parents are working and to set out how the terms ‘low income’ and ‘material deprivation’ have b...

  • Blog

    Published: 07 Sep 2015

    The week’s biggest international story, out of 10,000 people fleeing to Europe, was three year old Aylan from Syria, whose body on a Turkish beach, next to that of his five year-old brother, shocked and appalled viewers. A quick look at other news items yields headlines such as “Information Comm...

  • Last updated: 27 Mar 2016

    17 November 2015 The Equality and Human Rights Commission welcomes the aim of the Welfare Reform and Work Bill to encourage and help more people in to work (where they can, and are able to), in the context of the Government's commitment to reduce the deficit and reform the welfare system. However,...

  • Last updated: 22 Jun 2016

    The Commission has launched its Progress Report on improvements to fiscal decision-making since the original Assessment in 2012.

  • Last updated: 27 Mar 2016

    The Commission welcomes the policy aim of the Welfare Reform and Work Bill which is to encourage and help more people in to work (where they can, and are able to), and acknowledge the Government's commitment to reduce the deficit and reform the welfare system. However, we have some concerns that s...

  • Blog

    Published: 01 Sep 2015

    Last Friday 28th August, I attended the annual gathering of the TV industry at the Guardian Edinburgh TV festival. As well as the debate about the future of the BBC, one of the main items discussed was how to address the issue of a lack of diversity in the sector and how the odds are stacked against...

  • Last updated: 27 Mar 2016

    House of Commons 27 October 2015 The Equality and Human Rights Commission acknowledges the Government's commitment to reduce the deficit and reform the welfare system. We welcome the policy aim of the Welfare Reform and Work Bill, which is to encourage and help more people in to work (where they ...

  • Blog

    Published: 17 Aug 2015

    As this phase of our #worksforme campaign draws to a close, we have been really pleased with all the support we’ve had from business, HR fields, the voluntary and community sector, parenting websites and many more. It’s been really interesting (and on some levels, encouraging) to note that the ...

  • Multipage Guide

    Last updated: 19 Feb 2019

    Guidance on a organisation's responsibility to provide disabled people with additional support and adjustments.

  • Last updated: 05 May 2016

    Recommendation to appoint ad hoc post-legislative scrutiny committee to consider the impact on disabled people of the Equality Act 2010.

  • Multipage Guide

    Last updated: 19 Feb 2019

    Organisations need to ask themselves whether the way they do things puts you, as a disabled worker at a substantial disadvantage compared with a person who is not disabled.

  • Multipage Guide

    Last updated: 19 Feb 2019

    If a disabled person wants to use an organisation’s services but finds barriers, then the organisation needs to think about reasonable adjustments.

  • Blog

    Published: 16 Aug 2015

    How can a case about ferries in Estonia help prevent hate speech against Gypsy Travellers on internet sites? It’s now ten years since the Commission for Racial Equality issued guidance to journalists about reporting on Gypsy Traveller stories, a publication that the EHRC has now updated twice. W...

  • Last updated: 05 May 2016

    We welcome this debate on the important matter of the legal framework for human rights in the United Kingdom. The Commission has always said that any changes to the legal framework must not reduce essential human rights protections, nor weaken the redress mechanisms for breaches of human rights. W...

  • Blog

    Published: 09 Aug 2015

    This week we’re delighted to see our pregnancy and maternity guidance toolkit go live as part of our #worksforme campaign. We’re all aware of the challenges we face in creating a fairer working environment for everyone. Having talked to thousands of organisations and their employees, we know t...

  • Blog

    Published: 03 Aug 2015

    As part of our #worksforme campaign we’re busting some of the myths and misinformation around pregnancy and maternity in the workplace. This week we’re focusing on maternity leave. We need to talk One major issue that our recent report has highlighted is that a lot of employers really aren’t...

  • Last updated: 05 May 2016

    9 March 2015 The Commission supports the aims of the Armed Forces (Service Complaints Financial Assistance) Bill and welcomes the establishment of the office of Ombudsman. However, the Commission’s analysis concludes that amendments to the Bill are needed to ensure that the service complaints sys...

  • Last updated: 05 May 2016

    10 Feb 2015 The Commission supports the aims of the Armed Forces (Service Complaints and Financial Assistance) Bill and welcomes the establishment of the office of Ombudsman. However, the Commission’s analysis concludes that amendments to the Bill are needed to ensure that the service complaints...

  • Last updated: 29 Jun 2016

    2 February 2015 The Commission supports the aims of the Bill and welcomes the establishment of the office of Ombudsman. However, the Commission’s analysis concludes that amendments to the Bill are needed to ensure that the service complaints system and the Ombudsman contribute effectively to a re...

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