Poverty is gendered. Women in the UK are slightly more likely to live in poverty than men when this is measured on the usual household basis (21% of adult women, compared to 19% of adult men in 2016-17).
This is from the July 2018 report (pdf) from the Women’s Budget Group on the causes of poverty among women and the consequences that poverty has on women’s lives.
The talents of more than a million people aged over 50 who want to work are being wasted because of discrimination, bias and outdated employment practices. This is according to a July 2018 report by the Women and Equalities Committee on older people and discrimination.
27% of the prison population are from BME groups, compared to 14% of the general population. A July 2018 report by Runnymede and the Centre for Criminology at the University of Greenwich looks at disproportionality, safety and mental health in British prisons.
The Department for Work and Pensions published statistical information on the policy that provides support for a maximum of 2 children in Child Tax Credit and Universal Credit in June 2018.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have produced a June 2018 resource to address prejudice-based bullying in schools and education authorities.
Inclusion London have launched a project which supports London Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations (DDPO) use the law to help Deaf/Disabled people make their rights to independent living and access to goods and services a reality.
Liberty, Business Disability Forum, the Equality and Diversity Forum along with other disability and human rights organisations have written a letter, dated 13 July 2018 to Trade Secretary Liam Fox to warn him that ministerial powers in the Trade Bill could be used to remove disabled people’s rights.
People with the poorest personal well-being were most likely to be economically inactive because of self-reported long-term illness or disability. A July 2018 report by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) identifies the factors common amongst those with the lowest levels of personal well-being.
The Government has published a white paper on the future relationship between the UK and the European Union on 12 July 2018 which proposes a ‘principled and practical’ Brexit.
Brexit has proffered an opportunity for official and academic expressions of imperial pride and proposals to rehabilitate colonialism as a political project. This is according to an article by Nadine El‐Enany in the summer 2018 edition of the IPPR Progressive Review