House of Commons Library briefing paper: Gypsies and Travellers

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Children from Gypsy and Traveller communities attain and progress significantly below the national average throughout compulsory education.

This is according to a September 2017 briefing paper (pdf) from the House of Commons Library. This report focuses primarily, though not exclusively, on issues and policies relating to Gypsies and Travellers in England.

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Trades Union Congress analysis: ‘Black Workers with A-Levels Earn 10% Less Than White Counterparts’

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Black workers with degrees face a 14% pay gap (£2.63 less per hour), while those with higher education certs and diplomas face a 20% gap (£2.98 less per hour).

This is according to an August 2017 analysis by the Trades Union Congress.

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Court of Appeal judgement: ‘a child is foremost a child before he or she is a refugee’

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The Court of Appeal have restated the principle that ‘a child is foremost a child before he or she is a refugee.’

This was part of a July 2017 judgement from Lord Justice Underhill  and Lord Justice Gross. The guidance aims to ensure that children and other vulnerable persons have an effective right of access to Immigration and Asylum Tribunals, and a voice in the proceedings.

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