Thursday 16th November 2023

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Maria Caulfield Portrait The Minister for Women (Maria Caulfield)
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Today the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has published its report, “The Equality and Human Rights Monitor 2023.”

The report can be found on the EHRC website later today. The EHRC has a statutory duty—under Section 12 of the Equality Act 2006—to monitor progress on equality and human rights in Britain and publish its findings every 5 years. “The Equality and Human Rights Monitor 2023” outlines the changes the Commission has observed in equality and human rights in England, Scotland and Wales over the last five years, since its last report, “Is Britain Fairer?” (2018).

Based on the Commission’s comprehensive measurement framework, this report analyses outcomes in all aspects of life in Britain, across all nine protected characteristics. It is based on their own robust statistical analyses, a systematic review of research evidence and the responses to a public call for evidence, as well as input from a broad programme of stakeholder engagement.

I would like to thank Baroness Falkner and the Commission for their work on this report.

The report has been published on and will be laid in Parliament on Monday 20 November, once the House of Lords returns.