EHRC celebrates 10th birthday with call for new powers | DisabledGo News and Blog


The equality watchdog has asked the government for significant new powers, including the ability to inspect buildings that are flouting access laws. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) said it needed stronger powers to hold “powerful and well-resourced” governments and large organisations to account. But it also said that it should be made independent of government, and accountable instead to parliament. The calls came in a blog by the commission’s chair, David Isaac, which was written to mark 10 years since the watchdog was founded. Following his comments, the government told Disability News Service that it had already begun working with EHRC to plan a “tailored review” of the commission, which will look at whether its powers “remain appropriate” and will also consider the issue of its independence. The review is expected to begin in April next year and finish the following month, although it might not be published until 2019. Isaac said in his blog that the commission had

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