The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)By William Collins aka mra-uk: My thanks to numbCruncher for directing my artillery this way. I acknowledge him as the source of the FoI enquiry which resulted in the grant data for 2010 – 2013 given below.
Readers of this blog will hardly be surprised to discover that the issues upon which the EHRC chooses to focus are rather biased. But this article also points out a further failing of the EHRC: their colossal inefficiency. What follows is a dissection of a culture of “jobs for the boys – and even more jobs for the girls”. Also, by way of topical flavour, you will be aware that the current conflict over junior doctors’ contracts is essentially a gender issue. The EHRC is weighing into the bout on the doctors side taking exactly this perspective, as will be discussed below.
***This is not the first time I have turned my attention to the egregious EHRC. Most recently I commented on their “Is Britain Fairer (2015)?” report (which cost £468,195 to produce, by the way). I have also given examples previously of the appalling anti-male bias of the EHRC in the context of domestic violence, see Chapter 18 of this report. My original intention for this post was only to make some observations about the cost of the EHRC, together with a sketch of the areas on which the money is spent.