More than 5,300 cases of hate crime were reported in Scotland over the past year, with many other incidents going unreported.
In partnership with Police Scotland and the Crown Office (COPFS), the Scottish Government have launched an October 2017 campaign against hate crime.
Continue reading “Scottish Government, Police Scotland and Crown Office campaign: Hate Has no Home in Scotland”
‘Whether you voted leave or remain, you definitely didn’t vote to leave your fundamental rights at the EU exit door’.
This is from the September 2017 Liberty campaign to amend the Repeal Bill, and add a binding commitment on the Government to protect people’s human rights.
Continue reading “Liberty campaign: The People’s Clause”
Only 17% of low-paid workers have gone on to get better pay. This means many low-paid workers are permanently stuck in low pay.
This is according to an October 2017 research paper (pdf) by the Social Mobility Commission.
Continue reading “Social Mobility Commission report: The Great Escape? Low Pay and Progression in the UK’s Labour Market”
The UK is among the EU countries with the largest inflows of foreign nationals, but it is not unique. In 2015, the EU countries with the largest inflows of foreign nationals were Germany (1,460,000), the UK (548,000), Spain (290,000) and Italy (250,000).
This is according to the October 2017 briefing paper (pdf) on migration statistics, by the House of Commons Library.
Continue reading “House of Commons Library briefing paper: Migration Statistics”
The past decade has seen a huge growth in numbers of children experiencing homelessness and being forced to live in temporary accommodation. Living in temporary accommodation can result in breaches of many key children’s rights.
In an October 2017 briefing, CRAE explains how taking a children’s rights approach to homeless policy could help challenge and tackle some of these issues.
Continue reading “CRAE briefing: Using Children’s Rights in Homelessness Policy”
More than a third (37%) of Black or minority ethnic (BME) workers polled have been bullied, abused or experienced racial discrimination by their employer.
This is according to a September 2017 report by the Trade Union Congress.
Continue reading “Trade Union Congress report: Is Racism Real?”
Female lone parents, who make up 92% of all lone parents, will lose on average services worth over £4,900.Black women are overrepresented among single parent households.
This is according to an October 2017 report from the Women’s Budget Group, Runnymede Trust, RECLAIM and Coventry Women’s Voices.
Continue reading “Women’s Budget Group, Runnymede Trust, RECLAIM and Coventry Women’s Voices report: Intersecting Inequalities, The Impact of Austerity on Black and Minority Ethnic Women in the UK”
The funding pressures on adult social care are having very serious consequences on the quantity and quality of care people receive.
This is according to a report on Adult Social Care (pdf) published by the the Communities and Local Government Select Committee in March 2017.
The Government responded to the report in October 2017 (pdf).
Continue reading “Select Committee report and Government response: Adult Social Care”
ENAR (European Network Against Racism) have launched an August 2017 survey for people who have migrated to Europe within the last five years.
The results of the survey will help ENAR speak out on migrant rights and improve services in the European Union.
Continue reading “European Network Against Racism survey: Migrants, Speak up!”