News listing

  • News

    Published: 24 Mar 2016

    Commenting in response to a new report from the House of Lords on the impact of the Equality Act 2010 on disabled people, Lord Holmes, EHRC Disability Commissioner said: “We strongly agree that the Government must take more comprehensive action to improve the lives of disabled people so that they can participate fully in society. “It is unacceptable that legislation to remove barriers including poor access to taxis and housing has been on the statute book for 20 years but have not yet been brought into force.

  • News

    Published: 22 Mar 2016

    The Equality and Human Rights Commission is today calling for urgent action to be taken as new research suggests more than three quarters of pregnant women and new mothers - the equivalent of 390,000 women across Britain and 17,000 in Wales - experience negative and potentially discriminatory treatment at work each year.

  • News

    Published: 02 Mar 2016

    Thousands of people could be at risk of being denied jobs and services each year due to unlawful, discriminatory adverts, the Equality and Human Rights Commission warns today. Complaints about adverts which discriminate against older workers or on the basis of sex appear the most common but people ...

  • News

    Published: 12 Feb 2016

    Commenting in response to Government publishing draft regulations to make gender pay gap reporting mandatory for large companies, Rebecca Hilsenrath, CEO at the Equality and Human Rights Commission said:

  • News

    Published: 10 Feb 2016

    Commenting in response to the Intelligence Security Committee’s (ISC) report which raises concerns over the lack of protection for people’s privacy in the Investigatory Powers Bill, a spokesperson for the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said:

  • News

    Published: 05 Feb 2016

    Commenting in response to the Government’s announcement today of a review into the lack of progression of ethnic minorities in business, a Commission spokesperson said:

  • News

    Published: 04 Feb 2016

    Commenting in response to Grosvenor shopping centre in Macclesfield banning people with particular disabilities from using the Centre because they may not be able to escape in an emergency, Lord Holmes, Disability Commissioner at the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said:

  • News

    Published: 04 Feb 2016

    The Equality and Human Rights Commission and Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), have launched a new online training resource to help schools unlock opportunity and enable disabled children to reach their full potential.

  • News

    Published: 27 Jan 2016

    Commenting in response to today’s Court of Appeal ruling that the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions acted unlawfully by failing to exempt victims of domestic violence living in safe-houses from the spare room subsidy, Rebecca Hilsenrath, CEO at the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said...

  • News

    Published: 26 Jan 2016

    Commenting in response to new NHS figures that show a rise in the number of mental health patients dying unexpectedly in NHS care, a Commission spokesperson, said: “These figures reveal serious cracks in our systems of care for those with mental health conditions and we support this call for a full Government investigation."

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