EHRC Strategic Plan 2012-2015
28 March 2012The Government announced in October 2010 that it would reduce the EHRC's budget by over half, from £55 million in 2010-11 to £26 million in 2014-15, and in March 2011 it set out plans to reform the Commission in a consultation document “Building a Fairer Britain: Reform of the Equality and Human Rights Commission”.
A response to the consultation is expected shortly, but meanwhile the Commission has published a strategic plan for the next three years, in which it will refocus its activities from direct services to a more enabling role using a collaborative approach.
Following extensive consultation, the EHRC has identified three strategic priorities which will underpin all its work over this period:
- promoting fairness and equality of opportunity in Britain’s future economy
- promoting fair access to public services, and autonomy and dignity in service delivery
- promoting dignity and respect, and safeguard people’s safety
The Business Plan for 2012-2013, which is expected to include a change programme reducing headcount from 420 to between 150 and 180, will be published next month.
The Commission’s press release – with a link to the full plan – can be found here.