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  • Our inquiry looks at the progress agencies are making in relation to preventing and dealing with disability related harassment.

  • Our inquiry into the meat and poultry processing sectors found mistreatment and discrimination against migrant and pregnant workers in particular.

  • Last updated: 07 Apr 2016

    30 November 2015 This briefing supports Amendment 70AB to Clause 26 of the Enterprise Bill. Clause 26 would enable public sector exit payments to be capped at a maximum of £95,000. While the Commission supports the aim of this provision to ensure fairness and value for money for the taxpayer, in...

  • Last updated: 07 Apr 2016

    25 November 2015 This briefing supports Government Amendments 19 to 37 to Clauses 13 and 14 of, and Schedule 2 to, the Enterprise Bill. At Committee stage, the Equality and Human Rights Commission supported amendments aimed at ensuring that the Bill’s new requirements on regulators would not pla...

  • Last updated: 22 Apr 2016

    The Commission welcomes the provisions in the Immigration Bill designed to tackle illegal working and enhance the enforcement of labour market rules. This briefing supports amendments to Schedule 6 to the Bill, which is given effect by clause 34 and which changes the arrangements in place under the...

  • Last updated: 17 Oct 2016

    Parliament gave the Commission the mandate to challenge discrimination, and to protect and promote human rights and be the catalyst for change and improvement in equality and human rights.

  • Last updated: 10 Jan 2018

    The Commission has a framework document, setting out our relationship with Government and how we operate independently as an arm’s length body.

  • Last updated: 22 Apr 2016

    29 October 2015 The Commission welcomes the provisions in the Immigration Bill designed to tackle illegal working and enhance the enforcement of labour market rules. However, our view is that the way in which the changes are proposed could have the unintended consequence of undermining the Governm...

  • Last updated: 27 Mar 2016

    24 November 2015 The Equality and Human Rights Commission is the National Equality Body (NEB) for Great Britain and an “A Status National Human Rights Institution (NHRI), sharing our human rights responsibilities in Scotland with the Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC). As such, we play a key...

  • Last updated: 27 Mar 2016

    9 November 2015 The Equality and Human Rights Commission is the National Equality Body (NEB) for Great Britain and an “A Status” National Human Rights Institution (NHRI), sharing our human rights in Scotland with the Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC). As such, we play a key part in the w...

  • Last updated: 04 Apr 2018

    A summary of our major achievements over the last three years.

  • Last updated: 27 Mar 2016

    The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is a statutory body established under the Equality Act 2006. It operates independently to encourage equality and diversity, eliminate unlawful discrimination, and protect and promote human rights. It contributes to making and keeping Britain a fair s...

  • Last updated: 20 Apr 2016

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

  • Last updated: 22 Apr 2016

    The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) response to our letter re: Welfare Reform and Work Bill 2015 - 2016, 13 October 2015. Download the letter here.

  • Last updated: 13 Oct 2016

    The Commission's letter to The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) re: Welfare Reform and Work Bill 2015 - 2016, 16 September 2015. Download the full letter here.

  • Last updated: 27 Mar 2016

    October 2012 This briefing is provided in the context of the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s (the Commission’s) statutory power under section 11 of the Equality Act 2006 to monitor and advise on the effectiveness of equality and human rights law and the likely effect of a proposed change...

  • Last updated: 12 Jul 2017

    If you use British Sign Language you can contact us by using our SignVideo online interpreting service.

  • Last updated: 28 Mar 2018

    The Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) is an advice service aimed at individuals who need expert information, advice and support.

  • Last updated: 14 Apr 2016

    This report presents the Commission’s assessment of what local authorities, Government, the Care Quality Commission and the Local Government Ombudsman have done in response to recommendations directed at them in our Close to home inquiry report. Download the Close to Home recommendations revie...

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