Date: 11 October and 8 November 2018
Location: Nottingham Community and Voluntary Service, 7 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG1 3FB
Cost: Free with a £50 refundable deposit
We are running a series of regional workshops for the voluntary and community sector based on our digital tool, the Equality and Human Rights Framework.
This resource aims to help you use equality and human rights more effectively within your organisation.
We’re looking for people at voluntary and community organisations in the East Midlands to register for our Framework learning programme. These workshops will support you to embed equality and human rights into your organisation in order to strengthen your core aims, and improve outcomes for the people you support.
The deadline for registration is 9 October 2018.
Travel bursaries are available on a needs basis.
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The employment rate for May to July 2018 was 75.5% – slightly lower than for February to April (75.6%), but higher than for a year earlier (75.3%).
This is according to a September 2018 statistical bulletin from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on the UK labour market.
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Spending £1 billion increasing work allowances helps more people exit poverty, and provides a larger budget boost to households in lower-income deciles, compared to spending the same amount on lowering the taper.
This is according to the September 2018 Joseph Rowntree Foundation analysis of different ways of boosting the budgets of low-income working households claiming Universal Credit (UC).
Continue reading “Joseph Rowntree Foundation analysis: Comparing Investment in Universal Credit Work Allowances and Taper Rate”
14.2 million people in the UK population are in poverty, including 8.4 million working-age adults, 4.5 million children, and 1.4 million pension-age adults.
This is according to a new report from the Social Metrics Commission (pdf), using a recommended new measure of poverty for the UK detailed in the report.
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‘UK hate crime laws have been pieced together in an incremental manner, meaning they have quickly become outdated and are in need of reform to make them coherent and effective.’
This is according to a September 2018 Come Forward report (pdf) on access to justice in cases of LGBT hate crime.
Continue reading “Come Forward report: Running Through Hurdles – Obstacles in the Access to Justice for Victims of Anti-LGBTI Hate Crimes”