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EHRC support Red Tape Challenge

Wednesday July 27th, 2011

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) Commission has backed the Governments Red Tape Challenge.

In an online statement, the EHRC said that it ‘understood the goal of the government’ to strengthen the economic recovery by reducing regulatory burden on businesses.

The statement read: “The Red Tape Challenge represents an opportunity for an open discussion on the effect of a range of regulations, including the Equality Act 2010.

The Commission is pleased that the government has indicated that as part of the Red Tape Challenge consultation, it remains strongly committed to equality and does not plan to abolish the Equality Act. The Commission fully supports the retention of the Equality Act 2010 and all its provisions, as well as the implementation of all the provisions that are yet to come into force (eg age discrimination provisions in relation to goods and services).”

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