UK ministers accused over impact of Covid on minorities and disabled people

Labour asks watchdog to investigate government for breaching Equality Act

The UK government has broken the law by failing to tackle the disproportionate impact of coronavirus on ethnic minorities and disabled people, Labour has claimed in a letter to the equality watchdog.

The shadow women and equalities secretary, Marsha de Cordova, has written to the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) urging it to investigate the government for breaching the Equality Act, which requires public authorities to have due regard to the need to advance equality of opportunity when performing their functions.

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