Equality and Human Rights Commission - key equality issues in Covid-19 crisis scrutinised
20 May 2020
The aim of today's session is to examine and scrutinise the Equality and Human Rights Commission's (EHRC) views on key equality issues in the Covid-19 crisis, its role in addressing them, the actions it has taken so far, and its recommendations to the Government.
- Watch Parliament TV: Unequal impact: Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the impact on people with protected characteristics
- Inquiry: Coronavirus (Covid-19)
- Women and Equalities Committee
Wednesday 20 May
- David Isaac, Chair, Equality and Human Rights Commission
- Melanie Field, Executive Director, Policy and Strategy, Equality and Human Rights Commission
Purpose of the session
This wide ranging session will cover: health, social care, employment and the economy, income, safety, education, food and housing.
Areas for discussion are likely to include:
- The Government's refusal to publish the Equalities Impact Assessment
- Is additional local authority funding getting to where it's needed?
- Pregnancy and maternity discrimination by employers
- Income: furlough scheme and Universal Credit
- Domestic abuse
- Reports of over-policing of some groups
- Education inequalities and support for vulnerable children studying at home
- Access to food
- Protection of vulnerable people who live in overcrowded housing