If slow growth in productivity is the ‘new normal’, the same will be true for living standards growth. This is according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies June 2018 report; Living Standards, Poverty and Inequality in the UK.
We are at 75%, but the last 25% is the hardest. This is what David Davis MP, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union said on the progress of the UK’s negotiations on EU Withdrawal. The June 2018 report (pdf) by the Exiting the European Union Committee gives the latest details on Brexit negotiations from …
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Just under 7 million households are expected to receive Universal Credit when it is fully introduced. As of December 2017; roll-out was 11% complete. The June 2018 House of Commons briefing paper gives a detailed overview of Universal Credit (UC), which is replacing social security benefits and tax credits for working age people, and the progress …
If the inequalities revealed in the Race Disparity Audit are to be tackled, Government departments must have clear and measurable plans, priorities for action, and remain accountable for the results. This is according to the Women and Equalities Select Committee May 2018 report (pdf) on how the Race Disparity Audit can help to move society further towards equality.
A one-size fits all approach in research and policy means that millions of women are not being seen or heard by policymakers. This problem is discussed in the June 2018 report ‘Invisible Women’ (pdf) by the Fawcett Society and Young Women’s Trust, based on meetings by the APPG on Sex Equality.
Too many LGBT+ people still don’t feel safe and comfortable at work. Unions have an essential role to play in fighting this discrimination. This is according to the 2018 Trade Union Congress (TUC) Pride campaign which calls for all LGBT+ people to join a union.
Last year, over 1.5 million people in the UK, including 365,000 children were pushed into destitution. This is according to a June 2018 report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, looking at the causes of destitution in the UK, and solutions to the problem.
Legislation alone cannot change attitudes, but it can contribute. It can also raise awareness, and give victims of hate crime confidence that it will be taken seriously by authorities.
This is according to a May 2018 independent review (pdf) of hate crime legislation in Scotland, chaired by Lord Bracadale – a senior member of the judiciary.
The Scottish Human Rights Commission is recruiting a full time Legal Officer, on a 12 months fixed term contract (maternity cover), in Edinburgh. Applications close on 2 July 2018.