Research and reports

In this section you can find information about some of the research and publications on equality and human rights produced by voluntary organisations, government departments, universities and others in recent years.

Please note that the Equality and Diversity Forum does not endorse the material provided.

Children’s Commissioner submission to UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

March 21, 2017
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The Children’s Commissioner for England submitted evidence to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in February 2017. This included recommendations to inform the Committee’s examination of the UK Government.
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FRA report – Together in the EU: Promoting the Participation of Migrants and their Descendants

March 21, 2017
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The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights published a report on integrating migrants, refugees and their descendants into the EU in March 2017. The report identified and compared policies across the EU in areas important for successful integration.
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EU report: ‘The meaning of racial or ethnic origin in EU law: between stereotypes and identities’

March 18, 2017

The European Union published a report, 'The meaning of racial or ethnic origin in EU law: between stereotypes and identities', in February 2017. The report provides an in-depth analysis of the conceptual background of the ground of racial or ethnic origin as well as its practical interpretation by international as well as national courts.
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Runnymede Trust briefings on ethnic inequalities – January 2017

March 9, 2017

The Runnymede Trust and the University of Manchester’s Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity published briefings on ethnic inequalities in Bristol, in Manchester, and in Barking & Dagenham in January 2017.
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RSA Inclusive Growth Commission report: ‘Making our economy work for everyone’

March 8, 2017
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The RSA Inclusive Growth Commission published its final report, 'Making our economy work for everyone', in March 2017. The report considers evidence reviewed by the Commission through the course of its inquiry, which included evidence hearings, written submissions, research visits, seminars and policy and citizen engagement.
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Samaritans report – Dying from Inequality

March 7, 2017
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The Samaritans published their report Dying from Inequality in March 2017. The report noted that suicide rates were two to three times higher in the most deprived areas compared to the most affluent.
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Children’s Society Poll: more spent on repaying problem debts than on food

March 6, 2017
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The Children's Society published poll results in March 2017: over 620,000 families in England and Wales are spending more on overdue bills than on food.
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RSA Inclusive Growth Commission report – Putting Principles into Practice

March 6, 2017
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The RSA Inclusive Growth Commission published a report 'Putting Principles into Practice' in March 2017. The guide explored the ways in which prosperity could be spread more widely, ahead of the Commission's final report.
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Equinet discussion paper – Fighting Discrimination on the Ground of Race and Ethnic Origin

March 6, 2017
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The Equinet Working Group on Equality Law published 'Fighting discrimination on the ground of race and ethnic origin' in February 2017.
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Restorative Justice Council report – Restorative Justice and BAME Children in the Youth Justice System

March 6, 2017

The Restorative Justice Council published a report on restorative justice and BAME children in the youth justice system in February 2017.
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Fawcett Society Briefing: Gender Pay Gap by Ethnicity in Britain

March 6, 2017
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The Fawcett Society published a briefing on the gender pay gap by ethnicity in Britain in March 2017. The analysis revealed real inequalities, with some minority ethnic groups making strides while pay for others lags behind.
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EHRC inquiry and Call for Evidence: Housing for Disabled People

March 3, 2017
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The EHRC launched an inquiry into housing for disabled people in December 2016, and called for evidence in February 2017. Submissions from disabled people and relevant organisations should be made by 18 April 2017.
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The McGregor-Smith Review and Government Response – Race in the Workplace

March 1, 2017

An independent review by Baroness McGregor-Smith on issues affecting black and minority ethnic groups in the workplace was published in February 2017. The Government response was published alongside the review.
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WEC Report and EDF Response – Ensuring Strong Equalities Legislation After Brexit

February 28, 2017
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The Women and Equalities Select Committee published a report on ensuring strong equalities legislation after Brexit in February 2017, after an earlier inquiry. Our Chief Executive, Ali Harris, said "We welcome the four positive recommendations made by the committee which seek to embed equality into the UK legislative and policy framework, specifically aided by civil society organisations."
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Citizens Advice Cymru report: ‘Work and health in Wales’

February 22, 2017
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Citizens Advice Cymru published a report, 'Work and health in Wales', in February 2017. The report says that people of working age with disabilities or long term health conditions are also much less likely to be in work than those without disabilities or health conditions.
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WEC Report and Government Response: the Gender Pay Gap

February 21, 2017
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A March 2016 report by the Women and Equalities Select Committee says the gender pay gap will persist unless Government policy changes. The Government responded in February 2017, rejecting most of the report's recommendations.
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Working Families Report – the Future of Childcare Support for Working Parents

February 20, 2017
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Working Families and the Childcare Voucher Providers Association published a report on the future of childcare support for working parents in February 2017. The report calls on the government to keep childcare vouchers open to parents alongside the new Tax Free Childcare scheme.
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Community and Security Trust: Antisemitic Incidents Report 2016

February 20, 2017
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The Community and Security Trust published their Antisemtitic Incidents Report 2016 in January 2017. CST recorded 1,309 antisemitic incidents in 2016, the highest annual total CST has ever recorded.
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UKIM submission: Disability Rights in the UK

February 17, 2017
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The UK Independent Mechanism published a report on the rights of disabled people under the CRPD in February 2017. It noted that "the UK and devolved governments have not taken all the appropriate steps to progress the implementation of the Convention."
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Praxis report: ‘Industrial relations and workplace adaptation’

February 13, 2017

Praxis Centre for Policy Studies in Estonia, in conjunction with Cardiff University, produced a report on industrial relations and workplace adaption, 'Supporting industrial relations in the field of workplace adaptation to enable the employment of older or disabled populations: Literature review', in February 2017.
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Summary of Age UK’s Index of Wellbeing in Later Life

February 13, 2017
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Age UK published a summary of their index of wellbeing in later life in February 2017. The report identified a wellbeing gap across health, engagement, education and resources for those aged 60+.
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IFS Green Budget 2017

February 8, 2017
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The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) Green Budget is published every year before the Chancellor’s Budget statement.  The 2017 Green Budget was published in February 2017.
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Work and Pensions Committee report – the Disability Employment Gap

February 6, 2017
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The House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee published their report on the disability employment gap in February 2017. The report noted that "Recent years have seen an increase in the number of disabled people in work, but too many disabled people are still being left behind in the labour market.
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The Legal Education Foundation report – Digital Delivery of Legal Services to People on Low Incomes

February 3, 2017
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The Legal Education Foundation published the latest update to their report on the digital delivery of legal services to people on low incomes in January 2017. This report is updated quarterly by Roger Smith OBE.
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Women and Equalities Committee – equalities review of 2015 spending and Government response

January 31, 2017
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The Women and Equalities Select Committee published a report on equalities impact assessments around the 2015 Spending Review and Autumn Statement in November 2016. The Government responded to the report in January 2017.
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Action on Hearing Loss campaign and report: Working for Change

January 31, 2017
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Action on Hearing Loss launched their campaign 'Working for Change' and corresponding report 'Working for Change: Improving attitudes to hearing loss in the workplace' in January 2017.
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Lenehan Review into Care of Children with Learning Disabilities

January 30, 2017
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Dame Christine Lenehan published a review into what practical action could be taken to co-ordinate care, support and treatment for children and young people with complex needs in January 2017.
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NCEDPOD report – Treat as One, bridging the gap between mental and physical healthcare in general hospitals

January 27, 2017
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The National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) published their report into bridging the gap between mental and physical healthcare in general hospitals in January 2017. This report explored the quality of care received by patients presenting with co-existing mental and physical health conditions.
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Social Mobility, the Class Pay Gap and Intergenerational Worklessness: New Insights from the Labour Force Survey

January 27, 2017
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The Social Mobility Commission published their report on social mobility, the class pay gap and intergenerational worklessness in January 2017. The report made use of new socio-economic background questions within the UK Labour Force Survey (LFS).
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Overlooked and Overrepresented – Gypsy, Traveller and Roma children in the youth justice system

January 26, 2017
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The Traveller Movement published a report on Gypsy, Traveller and Roma children in the youth justice system in December 2016. The report found that Gypsy, Traveller and Roma children report greater levels of need and worse experiences in custody than other children.
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