EHRC urged to investigate ministers for ‘equality failures’ in Covid response

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EHRC urged to investigate ministers for ‘equality failures’ in Covid response




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Exclusive: TUC, Amnesty and others say decisions have worsened impact on women and watchdog should act

The UK’s equality watchdog is facing demands to investigate claims that ministers have sidelined key gender laws in their response to the Covid pandemic.

In the wake of a damning report from MPs that said the UK risked turning back the clock on gender equality, a coalition of organisations including the Trades Union Congress (TUC), Amnesty International, Save the Children and the Fawcett Society have accused the government of taking decisions that are deepening inequalities.

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