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.
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has opened a call for applications for its Integrated Communities Innovation Fund. Applications for this first stage close on 20 August 2018.
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
“Xenophobic populism and hate speech have continued to rise in 2017, with high levels of migration and challenges of integration, religious extremism, terrorist attacks and the austerity-driven socio-economic climate observed all over Europe.” This is according to the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI), in their annual report for 2017.
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 …
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.
Date: Wednesday 19 September 2018 Time: 4pm – 5.30pm Location: The Living Room, City Hall, London, SE1 2AA Join the Women’s Budget Group staff team, management committee and wider membership as they look at our progress over the past year and discuss plans for the coming year. Please confirm your attendance by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.