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.
At least 12 million older people and disabled people do not receive the care they require, a number which has almost doubled since 2010. This is according to a May 2018 report by the Care and Support Alliance which reveals the impact of the failing social care system.
‘1 in 5 older people who are entitled to housing benefit do not claim and just over half of people aged 75+ have never used the internet’, says a May 2018 report from Age UK.
Everything is Online Nowadays looks at how accessible the process of claiming housing benefits and council tax reductions is for older people.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have published their response to the consultation on transforming the response to domestic abuse (pdf), in May 2018.
Employers must do more to meet their Equality Act obligations to put in place reasonable adjustments for disabled workers.
This is from the May 2018 report (pdf) from the Trades Union Congress (TUC) which looks at the disability pay gap and the difference between the average hourly pay of disabled and non-disabled people.
This lack of opportunities for girls and women entails large economic costs not only for them, but also for their households and countries.
This is from the May 2018 report (pdf) from the World Bank which aims to measure the global economic costs of gender inequality. This report is the first in the series.
It cannot be right in principle that entitlement to British nationality still varies according to whether it is one’s mother or one’s father who is British, or whether one’s parents are married or not.
This is from the May 2018 report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights which examines the Government’s proposed Remedial Order to amend the British Nationality Act of 1981.
Despite progress towards greater gender equality, significant inequalities persist in the way that childcare responsibilities are divided up and shared, with women in the UK doing on average about twice as much childcare as men.
This is from the May 2018 report from the Government Equalities Office on the factors that influence parental decision making around return to work.
Jo Chimes, Everyday Equality project lead, shares her thoughts on our recent conference, Everyday Equality: challenging discrimination in welfare benefits.
During our Everyday Equality conference in London on 10 May 2018, we launched our online handbook Practical Equality Rights in Welfare Benefits Advice. At the event, we heard many brilliant insights about the challenges and opportunities of using equality rights in welfare benefits advice.
We’ve launched our online handbook, Practical Equality Rights in Welfare Benefits Advice, in May 2018 . This handbook will help everyone working in welfare benefits advice to make practical use of the Equality Act to solve everyday discrimination problems and fill the ‘discrimination advice gap’.