Petition Save the EHRC
Cuts to the Equality and Human Rights Commission - the independent regulator that enforces equality law on issues including age, disability, gender, and race, and encouraging compliance with the Human Rights Act- will leave many people without help and turn back the clock to the 1950s.
Front line services like the helpline and grants to regional outreach work with communities are to be axed. Hundreds of experienced staff, including caseworkers and solicitors, will be let go following a budget cut of 63%
Essential services to the public and communities will disappear including free legal representation for victims of discrimination and community engagement work to promote good relations, and work with local authorities & the police when the far right come to town.
We are calling for the government to maintain the remit and funding of the EHRC.
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It was submitted during the 2010–2015 Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government