UK Think Tank: Cost of Equality Act "Far Outweigh" Any Benefits


The UK Christian Institute takes on the same faulty economic arguments used here to redefine marriage being used as an excuse to curtail religious rights in the UK:

Supposed financial benefits of the Equality Act will be far outweighed by costs, a report published by a think-tank has said.

Statistician Nigel Williams asserts that instead of bringing in savings of £65 million a year, the Equality Act will actually cost £10m a year.

Mr Williams analysed the previous Government’s impact assessment of the Equality Act for his report, which was published by think-tank Civitas.

He commented that with “a little scrutiny”, the “balance of benefits over costs vanishes very rapidly”.

Mr Williams’ report cautioned that the benefits assumed by the impact assessment “requires that no employers be put off recruiting by the weight of regulations”.

And he warned that even the ideological benefits were “debatable at best”.

He said the costs of the Equality Act “far outweigh the benefits, which are largely imaginary” and remarked: “The financial benefits simply do not exist.”