Consultation on Equality and Human Rights Commission reform
Close date: 15 June 2011
The Government is consulting on proposals to reform the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). The consultation document suggests that the EHRC should concentrate on its core functions as an independent equality regulator and national human rights institution by, for example, promoting awareness of equality legislation, working in partnership with organisations to provide good practice and monitoring compliance with equality legislation. The Government recommends removing the EHRC's non-core activities, for example the power to make provision for conciliation services and its helpline and grants programmes. The Government also sets out its recommendations for making the EHRC more transparent and accountable and ensuring better value for money.
Consultation document: Building a fairer Britain: reform of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (PDF format, 417K) (on the Government Equalities Office website)
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