Joint Committee on Human Rights inquiry: 20 Years of the Human Rights Act

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On 9 November 2018, it will be 20 years since the Human Rights Act was given Royal Assent. The Joint Committee on Human Rights has opened an inquiry on the Human Rights Act, which asks whether the Act has been effective, and whether rights truly have been “brought home”. Evidence must be submitted by Friday 14 …

End Hunger UK report: Fix Universal Credit

We all rely on the welfare safety net being there for us in times of financial stress or hardship. But Universal Credit is currently failing in this task. This is according to a July 2018 report by End Hunger UK on Universal Credit and food poverty in the UK.

University of Glasgow report: Attracting and Retaining Migrants in Post-Brexit Scotland – Is a Social Integration Strategy the Answer?

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Scotland would benefit from introducing a social integration strategy for all migrants, providing it is mainstreamed and aimed at supporting the inclusion of everyone into local communities and within the wider society, regardless of their ethnic background.

This is from the June 2018 report (pdf) from Dr Paulina Trevena  at the University of Glasgow on whether introducing a social integration strategy for all migrants in Scotland could support the goal of attracting and retaining people in the country.