The Government Equalities Office have published its 8th report to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (pdf), in April 2018.
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.
There is considerable concern that employment rights and protections for women are at risk after Brexit, creating a more hostile and less supportive working environment for many, both women and men.
This is from the March 2018 report (PDF) from the Women’s Budget Group and the Fawcett Society, on the economic impact of Brexit on women.
‘The Government must act now to redesign the European Social Fund and avoid a potentially disastrous interruption in funding.’
This is a recommendation by the Work and Pensions Select Committee in their April 2018 report (PDF) on the European Social Fund (ESF).
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have published their business plan 2018/19 (PDF), in March 2018.
This plan outlines the priorities for their work in the coming year.
‘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.
The Scottish Affairs Committee have launched a March 2018 inquiry on the impact of Brexit on trade and investment in Scotland.
Our February 2018 report, Shared Prosperity, Shared Rights, makes the case for an effective replacement of EU funding that supports equality and human rights.
‘EU and EEA migrants living in Northern Ireland are facing high levels of fear and uncertainty around their status and rights in the aftermath of Brexit’.
This is according to the January 2018 report (pdf) from the Human Rights Consortium on the human rights implications of Brexit in Northern Ireland.
‘We acknowledge the unprecedented nature of the task of converting existing EU law into UK law. But as it stands this Bill is constitutionally unacceptable’, says Baroness Taylor of Bolton on the Lords Constitution Committee’s report (pdf), in January 2018.
Ahead of the second reading of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill in the Upper House, the Select Committee on the Constitution have published a calling on the Government to amend the Bill.
The report finds:
The Bill is not clear exactly what retained EU law will contain; it potentially
captures laws that do not need to be saved and creates duplicate copies of
laws that have already been transposed into domestic law
The Bill fails to give sufficient clarity and guidance to the courts as to how to go about the task of interpreting retained EU law after the UK leaves the European Union
The Bill also seeks, unsuccessfully and erroneously, to perpetuate the
“supremacy” of EU law post-Brexit.
Read the full report (pdf).