The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is to be substantially reformed, the Cabinet Office said today.
Today’s shake-up of public bodies saw 192 quangos axed, with an estimated 10,000 staff expected to lose their jobs.
The EHRC, which was criticised last year for how it was set up, escaped the cull but is set for significant changes.
Both the Expert Advisory Group on HIV/AIDS and the Independent Advisory Group of Sexual Health and HIV have been scrapped.
The former will be reformed as a Department of Health expert committee, while the latter will be replaced with a “stakeholder advisory group”.
As yet, few details about the changes have been revealed and the government is considering how the EHRC, and other surviving public bodies, will be reformed.
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