Published: 29 Mar 2017
Commenting in response to buy-to let landlord Fergus Wilson, secretly banning 'coloured' people from renting his properties, Rebecca Hilsenrath, Chief Executive of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said:
“These are truly disgusting remarks as well as being unlawful instructions from a landlord to a letting agent. There are still deep inequalities in our society as our race report demonstrated and these comments show why. As a country we all assume we have left the dark ages behind, but clearly there is more to be done. We will investigate and will be asking Mr Wilson to explain his actions. Unless we are satisfied that he will not break the law in the future, we will take legal action."