‘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).
In the UK, job offers, training or progression opportunities can rely on opaque, informal processes to which minorities do not have access.
This is according to the March 2019 report (PDF) from the European Network Against Racism (ENAR).
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.
‘Our approach [to social integration] needs to go further than integration between different nationalities, ethnic groups or faiths. It must also take account of age, social class, employment status, sexuality, gender and disability.’ This is according to the Mayor of London’s first Strategy for Social Integration, published in March 2018.
Employers have increased their employment of EEA migrant labour with accession of New Member States in 2004 being a marked change.
This is according to a March 2018 report from the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) on EEA workers in the UK labour market.
Traditionally, equality law was seen as inappropriate to address socio economic inequality. But in the last decade, a growing number of equality duties have been introduced to address this persistent form of inequality. There is, however, little research on the principles that underpin these duties.
This is according to the March 2018 article by Dr David Barrett, which seeks to address this gap through the use of data from interviews conducted with primary school personnel implementing the pupil premium.
Current policies supporting fathers in the workplace do not deliver what they promise, despite good intentions. And this is particularly true for low-income fathers, finds a March 2018 report from the Women and Equalities Select Committee.
The Social Mobility Commission has a vital role to play in “[putting] the Government’s feet to the fire” – but changes need to be made.
‘Too many people are being silenced by toxic workplace cultures’, says a March 2018 report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Turning the tables (PDF) looks at how sexual harassment is dealt with by employers, and uses the evidence from individuals who have experienced sexual harassment at work to recommend improvements.
The report finds:
Around a quarter of those reporting harassment said that the perpetrators were third parties such as customers or clients
Many individuals believed that senior colleagues, due to their position of influence within organisations, were not challenged by HR departments or other colleagues, with some describing these individuals as ‘untouchable’
Around half the respondents hadn’t reported their experience of harassment to anyone in the workplace
In around half of the cases where individuals did report the incident, respondents said that employers took no action as a result.
Read the full report (PDF).