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Funding the Equality and Human Rights Commission

We sponsor the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), a non departmental public body set up under the Equality Act 2006. We also appoint its board of commissioners to make sure it does its job well.

The EHRC promotes and monitors equality and human rights, and provides institutional support for the Human Rights Act.

The EHRC works to promote:

  • fairness and equal opportunity in the UK’s future economy
  • fair access to public services, and autonomy and dignity in services provided
  • dignity and respect, and safeguarding people’s safety

We are working with the EHRC to carry out the reforms set out in ‘Building a fairer Britain: reform of the Equality and Human Rights Commission: response to the consultation’.