‘It has become clear to the BMA that the risks of Brexit for the nation’s health are too great, and that it is becoming increasingly difficult to secure the kind of deal which will work to the benefit of patients, the medical workforce and health services across the UK and Europe.’
These words are from Dr Chaand Nagpaul, British Medical Association Council Chair, from the August 2018 briefing on the danger of a ‘no deal’ Brexit on the health service.
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‘Most people in Scotland (59%) identify as Non-religious’, says an August 2018 report (pdf) from the Humanist Society Scotland on religious affiliations and beliefs in Scotland.
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The total yearly cost of modern slavery in the UK is estimated to be between £3.3 billion and £4.3 billion.
This is the estimate of a July 2018 research report by the Home Office on the cost of modern slavery in the UK, which aims to understand its impact and inform policy responses.
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“You can be under the age of 25 and living on your own, like me, and you get less pay than someone in the same situation as you but who is older. Age is the only difference”.
This is from the July 2018 report (pdf) from Young Women’s Trust on the discrimination young people face when it comes to pay and
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‘An economic shock after Brexit and cuts to public services will hit women hardest.’
This is according to Mary-Ann Stephenson, Director of the Women’s Budget Group, who discusses how Brexit could unfairly affect women in a podcast epsiode by the Brexit Advisory Commission for Public Services.
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