The British Academy are recruiting two Senior Policy Adviser (Public) on a six month full-time contract, in London. Applications close on 30 April 2018.
The Commons Library have published an April 2018 briefing on the progress of the ‘Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) Bill 2017-19’ as it completes committee stage.
The draft Brexit Withdrawal Agreement indicates that agreement has been reached on citizens’ rights. Nevertheless, EU/UK citizens’ groups still believe that significant outstanding issues related to citizens’ rights remain.
This is according to the March 2018 research briefing (pdf) from the House of Commons Library.
Published in April 2018, the report ‘Unhappy Birthday’ argues that, together with the benefits freeze, the two child limit is “the most damaging welfare reform in terms of the long term impact on levels of child poverty.”
‘Our evidence suggests that it is not in the UK’s interest for reciprocal healthcare arrangements to cease.’ This is according to Lords European Union Select Committee’s March 2018 report on Brexit and reciprocal healthcare.
Traditionally, equality law was seen as inappropriate to address socio economic inequality. But in the last decade, a growing number of equality duties have been introduced to address this persistent form of inequality. There is, however, little research on the principles that underpin these duties.
This is according to the March 2018 article by Dr David Barrett, which seeks to address this gap through the use of data from interviews conducted with primary school personnel implementing the pupil premium.
Current policies supporting fathers in the workplace do not deliver what they promise, despite good intentions. And this is particularly true for low-income fathers, finds a March 2018 report from the Women and Equalities Select Committee.
‘Too many people are being silenced by toxic workplace cultures’, says a March 2018 report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Turning the tables (PDF) looks at how sexual harassment is dealt with by employers, and uses the evidence from individuals who have experienced sexual harassment at work to recommend improvements.
The report finds:
Around a quarter of those reporting harassment said that the perpetrators were third parties such as customers or clients
Many individuals believed that senior colleagues, due to their position of influence within organisations, were not challenged by HR departments or other colleagues, with some describing these individuals as ‘untouchable’
Around half the respondents hadn’t reported their experience of harassment to anyone in the workplace
In around half of the cases where individuals did report the incident, respondents said that employers took no action as a result.
Read the full report (PDF).
Serious barriers limit free speech in universities, finds a March 2018 report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights.
We need to build the capacity of our leaders to promote and achieve integration outcomes. Do you agree?
This is from the Integrated Communities Strategy Green Paper (PDF), produced by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), in March 2018.
The Green Paper invites views through public consultation on the government’s proposals to realise our vision of a society where people of all backgrounds get on with each other.
The paper proposes:
Measures to support recent migrants so that they have the information they need to integrate into society and understand British values and their rights and responsibilities
Core integration measures for national and local government to focus on
Measures to ensure that all children and young people are prepared for life in modern Britain and have the opportunity for meaningful social mixing with those from different backgrounds.
MHCLG are keen to hear from a wide range of interested parties from across local government, in the faith, voluntary, community and business sectors, and the general public.
The consultation will end on 5th June 2018.
Access the Government website to find out more about the consultation.
Read the Green Paper (PDF).