The Home Office provided ‘no credible explanation’ as to why two children of the Windrush generation, Paulette Wilson and Anthony Bryan, were wrongfully locked up twice, depriving them of their human right to liberty.
This is according to the June 2018 report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights on the detention of Windrush generation
47% of Britons think that immigration has a “good” impact on the economy – 14% higher than two years earlier The 35th edition of the NatCen British Social Attitudes survey asks: How will Britain navigate the global, social, economic and Brexit challenges of the near future?
£15 billion extra will be required by 2030 to cope with the rising number of older people – without improving the quality or quantity of services which are seen to be in crisis. This is according to a July 2018 report on support for older people by Fabian Society, supported by Age UK and Hanover Housing …
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The full compensation scheme, which must recognise both financial loss and emotional distress, should be established as soon as possible and payments made by the end of the year.
This is according to the July 2018 report from the Home Affairs Committee on Windrush.
Many supporters of Remain or Leave have portrayed the distributional effects of Brexit as straightforwardly positive or negative. In fact, the potential effects of Brexit on inequality are complex and multifaceted. A July 2018 report by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) looks at how leaving the EU could impact on inequalities across income groups, …
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Women’s organisations are seeing demand for their services increase by 85%, while their funding is decreasing by half. This is according to a June 2018 report by the Women’s Resource Centre, which argues that women’s organisations are needed to combat the reality of gender inequality but are threatened in the current funding and policy environment.
In the social care sector, there will be a funding gap of £2.2–£2.5 billion in 2019–20. This is according to a June 2018 joint report by the Health and Social Care and Housing, Communities and Local Government Committees on the long-term funding of adult social care.
The UK is performing well on 24% of the targets relevant to domestic delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals. This is according to a July 2018 report by the UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development (UKSSD) which calls for Government leadership and cross-sector action for achieving the SGDs.
A July 2018 House of Commons publication compiles a reading list of briefings on Brexit since the EU Referendum on 23 June 2016.
The employment rate of people of working age (16-64) with disabilities is 50.7%, compared to 81.1% for people without disabilities. This is according to a June 2018 House of Commons briefing paper which gives the key statistics on disabled people in employment between January – March 2018.