The Equality Act came into force from October 2010 providing a modern, single legal framework with clear, streamlined law to more effectively tackle disadvantage and discrimination.
The Equality & Human Rights Commission (EHRC) made a submission to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry relating to vulnerable and disabled people, which focused on the following issues:
- the right to life
- the need to act quickly
- fire safety
- vulnerable groups
- equality and non-discrimination
- access to participating in the inquiry
For a summary of the EHRC submission, click here
For the full EHRC submission, click here.