For people aged 46 – 65, those in the highest 20% income bracket have a household income about three times greater than the bottom 20%. For people aged 66 – 85, the difference is more than double.
This is found by a December 2017 report from the Centre for Ageing Better: Inequalities in Later Life (pdf).
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The European Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) has published the results of its second European Union Minorities and Discrimination Survey in December 2017.
The report follows up and expands on FRA’s first major EU-wide survey on minorities’ and migrants’ experiences. The survey focuses on discrimination across the EU’s 27 member states and if there has been progress since the first survey in 2008.
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Harriet Harman MP, the Chair of the Joint Committee on Human Rights, has written to David Davis seeking urgent answers on human rights questions raised by the EU Withdrawal Bill. Continue reading “Harriet Harman: Open Letter to David Davis on Brexit and Human Rights”
The UK Government’s 2017 Annual Report on Modern Slavery (pdf) provides an overview of modern slavery in the UK, how the UK has responded to this threat over the last 12 months, and how it will respond in future.
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Mayor Sadiq Kahn has published his Diversity and Inclusion Vision (pdf) for London; setting out a future that is diverse, inclusive and integrated for residents, workers and tourists.
The Mayor wants to hear from individuals and organisations that can help him and the GLA group make London a more inclusive city. Responses must be received by 11 September 2017.
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Britain’s asylum support system fails the most vulnerable, finds a June 2017 report from Refugee Action.
Slipping Through the Cracks (pdf) explores the delays experienced by asylum-seekers, and the impact these have on people already forced to flee conflict, violence and persecution.
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The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has published its July 2017 report on minimum income standards. Rising inflation and fewer state benefits have made it harder for families to have what the public considers “an acceptable minimum standard of living.”
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Rigorous impartiality is vital to peace in Northern Ireland. And a Conservative-DUP deal risks “the careful work of decades of peace-building.”
In a June 2017 article for QPol, Professor Colin Harvey of Queens University Belfast looks at the potential impact of a DUP-Conservative deal on the Northern Ireland peace process.
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Human rights are central to the Good Friday Agreement. And Northern Ireland has learned through hard experience “that complacency on rights and equality is not an option.”
In a June 2017 article for the Oxford Human Rights Hub, Professor Colin Harvey of Queens University Belfast explores the state of human rights and equality in Northern Ireland.
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The Independent Food Aid Network (IFAN) has been carrying out research on the growth of food banks outside the Trussell Trust network, Britain’s biggest food bank network. The research, published in May 2017, shows that the number of food banks in Britain are much higher than Government estimates.
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