These changes are being made in response to widespread consultation which took place over the summer.
The main changes include that the CEHR will:
- have freedom to set its own priorities over which equality cases it supports: there will be no statutory criteria;
- be able to bring certain proceedings in its own name (without reference to the Secretary of State)
- be able to conduct inquiries into named bodies or sectors;
- publish a regular 'state of the nation' report.