A House of Lords Library briefing has been prepared ahead of the 28 June House of Lords debate on the challenges disabled people face in the UK. Find out more.
We’re all ageing. Yet ageism is the most commonly experienced form of prejudice and discrimination. This is according to a report on old age by the Royal Society on Public Health (RSPH), which argues that ageism harms the public’s health.
Date: Thursday 28 June 2018 Time: 6pm – 9pm Location: Malet Suite, Student Central, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 7HY Cost: Free This event by Migrants Organise, Liberty, Global Justice Now and partners explores issues around the hostile environment. Find out more.
The National Living Wage continues to shake up the low-paid labour market but without radical responses from employers. This is according to the Resolution Foundation report from May 2018; ‘Low Pay Britain 2018’, which looks at recent progress and trends in the low-pay labour market.
Continued lack of action from the UK Government on the UN Committee’s recommendations undermines its position as a global leader on disability rights. This is one of the concerns expressed by the UK Independent Mechanism (UKIM) in their June 2018 briefing on the Government’s response to the UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled People.
Date: 18 July 2018 Time: 5pm – 9pm Location: Church House, Great Smith St, Westminster, London, SW1P 3NZ Cost: Free This is event by Fawcett Society and 50:50 Parliament is for women interested in a career in politics. Find out more.
If slow growth in productivity is the ‘new normal’, the same will be true for living standards growth. This is according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies June 2018 report; Living Standards, Poverty and Inequality in the UK.
The UK was ranked ninth out of 28 countries for the size of its social protection expenditure in 2015. This is according to ONS data published in June 2018 on social protection in the UK and how it compares with selected European countries in 2015.
We are at 75%, but the last 25% is the hardest. This is what David Davis MP, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union said on the progress of the UK’s negotiations on EU Withdrawal. The June 2018 report (pdf) by the Exiting the European Union Committee gives the latest details on Brexit negotiations from …
“Combining payments may send money straight to wallet and not to purse, undermining women’s economic independence and their ability to leave abusive relationships.” This is according to Mary-Ann Stephenson, Director of the Women’s Budget Group in relation to the June 2018 report on Universal Credit and financial abuse. The report is by the Women’s Budget Group, Surviving Economic …