An estimated 342,000 jobs were paid below the National Living Wage in 2017. Total unpaid wages amounted to £3.1 billion in 2016.
This is according to the May 2018 report (pdf) on enforcement of employment rights by the government’s Director of Labour Market Enforcement.
The UK Government estimates that the ‘exit bill’ settlement will cost around £35 billion-£39 billion.
This is according to the May 2018 research briefing from the House of Commons Library on the exit bill.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have published an April 2018 handbook (pdf) on the Equality Act, for those advising on discrimination cases in England and Wales.
‘Preserving Charter rights is particularly important in relation to children and young people.’ This is according to the April 2018 joint briefing (pdf) from the Child Rights Alliance for England (CRAE) on the importance of retaining the Charter of Fundamental Rights in UK law after Brexit.
‘The proposals [for the Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill] are narrow and still fail to guarantee women will be protected’.
This is according to April 2018 response from End Violence Against Women (EVAW) on the proposed Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill (pdf).
EVAW encourages others to read their working response to the consultation and make their own submissions. The consultation closes on 31 May 2018.
Appreciable numbers of detainees are kept for over 6 months and some for over 1 or 2 years. The eventual removal rate is just under 50%.
This is according to the annual review for 2017 of Heathrow Immigration Removal Centre, from the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB), in April 2018.
As one of the major challenges facing us today…we need to know everything we can about the scale, causes, and consequences of modern slavery, and strategies to combat it.
This is from the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, Kevin Hyland OBE.
In partnership with the University of Nottingham Rights Lab, Kevin Hyland has released an April 2018 report (pdf) on modern slavery.
‘Foodbanks have seen a 30% increase in food parcels given in areas of Universal Credit roll-out.’ This is according to the April 2018 report (pdf) by The Trussell Trust on the Universal Credit and the use of foodbanks.
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.