EHRC calls for more powers

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Far-reaching powers to enforce equality legislation should be given to the Equality and Human Rights Commission to prevent Britain “returning to the 1930s, when only the wealthy could obtain justice”, according to its chair, David Isaac.

The call by the head of the watchdog for additional authority to carry out inspections and punish offenders comes in a defiant statement marking the 10th anniversary of its establishment. Without action, he cautions, Britain will slip from “world leader to world embarrassment”.

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