The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is independent and manages its own affairs; the following is based on information it has provided.
The EHRC has spent a total of £290,985.73 on public affairs and public relations consultants during the past three years. For each year spend is as follows:
2009-10—£99,612.74 (spend to date) plus £26,488.55 for which the EHRC is contractually obliged to pay.
This expenditure was for seven distinct pieces of work:
the Muslim Women's Power List;
Young Brits at Art;
the Celebr8 Project;
preparation for the Commission's appearances before parliamentary Select Committees and provision of strategic advice on the Equality Bill;
deliver communications strategy for the Commission's three year strategic plan; and
development of a Campaign Book to assist the EHRC in messaging and branding work, setting out strategy for engaging with key audiences.