Britain and the European Union’s negotiators have published a December 2017 progress report (pdf) on Brexit. Continue reading “EU and UK Government report: Progress during Phase 1 of Negotiations under Article 50 TEU on the UK’s Orderly Withdrawal from the EU”
The Grenfell Tower fire caused catastrophic loss of life for which the State may have been responsible.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has launched a December 2017 inquiry following the fire. Continue reading “EHRC inquiry: Following Grenfell”
‘Britain is the home of human rights’ – but Conservative voters and politicians are often seen as skeptical of our human rights framework.
This is according to a report from the independent think tank Bright Blue. Published in December 2017, Individual Identity (pdf) explores how Conservatives think about human rights and discrimination. Continue reading “Bright Blue report: Individual Identity – Understanding how Conservatives Think about Human Rights and Discrimination”
The Joint Committee on Human Rights call for written submissions on the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 (Remedial Order) 2018 (HFEA). The deadline for submissions is 8 January 2018.
Poverty rates for children and pensioners are on the increase – a reversal of 20 years of reduced poverty in the UK.
This is according to UK Poverty 2017 (pdf), a December 2017 report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF). Continue reading “Joseph Rowntree Foundation report: UK Poverty 2017”
Brexit will impact health and social care provision in the United Kingdom. The House of Commons Health Committee published an April 2017 report (pdf) investigating this impact.
The Government responded (pdf) in December 2017.
Action for Employers (pdf) is a toolkit for employers looking for advice on how to understand and address their gender pay gap. Continue reading “Government Equalities Office toolkit: Gender Pay Gap – Actions for Employers”
Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) children accounted for 60% of all child arrests by the Metropolitan Police in 2016.
This is according to figures from the Howard League for Penal Reform, compiled in November 2017 from FOI requests. Continue reading “Howard League for Penal Reform statistics: Ethnicity Analysis of Child Arrests”
‘A willingness to exploit workers should not be a competitive advantage. A race to the bottom risks undercutting the vast majority of businesses that do treat their workers well.’
This is according to A Framework for Modern Employment (pdf), published in November 2017 by the House of Commons Work and Pensions and Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committees.
The House of Commons Library have published a November 2017 briefing (pdf) on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill. It addresses the Charter, general principles of EU law, and ‘Francovich’ damages. Continue reading “House of Commons Library briefing: EU (Withdrawal) Bill – the Charter, EU Law and ‘Francovich’ Damages”