Government Equalities Office policy paper and upcoming consultation: The Future Operation of Civil Partnership – Gathering Further Information

The Government Equalities Office announced that it will consult on the future of civil partnerships.

This is from their May 2018 policy paper (pdf) which sets out  plans for a new consultation to assess whether there is still enough demand for civil partnerships among same-sex couples, now that marriages are available to them.  And whether there is demand for civil partnerships amongst opposite-sex couples.

Independent Chief Inspector for Borders and Immigration report: An Inspection of the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme

Despite the Home Office’s recognition that integrating refugees in the long-term is as important as addressing immediate needs, there is an absence of a national integration strategy.

This is according to the May 2018 report on the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (pdf) by the Independent Chief Inspector for Borders and Immigration.

Bright Blue and Joseph Rowntree Foundation report: Burning Britain?

In Theresa May’s first speech as Prime Minster, she proclaimed her Government’s mission was to tackle ‘burning injustices’ in Britain. But preparing for Brexit has dominated Government thinking since then.

This is according to the May 2018 report on ‘burning injustices’ in Britain (pdf), by Bright Blue and Joseph Rowntree Foundation.