Public Finance, Oct. 12th-18th 2007, p. 18-20
The Equality and Human Rights Commission which came into being in October 2007 is responsible for enforcing the laws against discrimination on the grounds of race, sex or disability. It also champions the right to equal treatment regardless of faith, sexual orientation and age, and promotes human rights legislation and equality for all generally. Experts in the field comment on the challenges facing the new body.
London: TSO, 2007 (Cm 7227)
From a social welfare point of view, the chancellor has:
C.K. Chan, B. Cole and G. Bowpitt
Social Policy and Society, vol. 6, 2007, p. 503-514
There is evidence that the indigenous population of the UK regards ethnic minorities as a drain on the welfare state. Research on the attitudes of UK Chinese people towards state benefits challenges this perception. Data gathered from semi-structured interviews and a postal survey show that Chinese people emphasise self-reliance and mutual family support; they also work hard and use education as a strategy to achieve social mobility. These attitudes support New Labour welfare policy which stresses self-help and educational success.