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Government launches major reform of equalities commission

The Government will fine the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) if it fails to show that it has spent taxpayers' money wisely, under reforms proposed recently.

Launching a consultation into the commission's future, home secretary and minister for women and equality Theresa May said that the EHRC had struggled to deliver across its remit since it was created in 2007.

"We want the EHRC to become a valued and respected national institution, championing effective implementation of equality and human rights laws and holding government and others to account for their performance, while delivering maximum value for money for taxpayers," said May.

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March 24, 2011

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