Post-Brexit, we will be the only country in Europe where politicians will be free to remove and diminish hard-won rights, especially for women and minority groups. This is according to a joint letter on Brexit and women’s rights by female parliamentarians, businesswomen and campaigners published in the Guardian in June 2018.
In the social care sector, there will be a funding gap of £2.2–£2.5 billion in 2019–20. This is according to a June 2018 joint report by the Health and Social Care and Housing, Communities and Local Government Committees on the long-term funding of adult social care.
A July 2018 House of Commons publication compiles a reading list of briefings on Brexit since the EU Referendum on 23 June 2016.
The Government Equalities Office has launched a consultation on how best to reform the Gender Recognition Act 2004. Submit your views by 19 October 2018.
We must widen understanding about the impact on women otherwise those who are disadvantaged the most by reason of ethnicity, class, income and citizenship will be truly left behind by Brexit. This is according to a June 2018 article by PolicyBristol Hub which summarises discussions from a symposium on women’s equality and Brexit.
Positive Action is being chronically under-utilised, which in turn is acting as a barrier to addressing the under-representation of women in key sectors within apprenticeships and beyond.
This is according to June 2018 report (pdf) from the Young Women’s Trust (YWT) on the attitudes towards and use of positive action in relation to apprenticeships aimed at addressing gender inequality in the construction, engineering and ICT sectors in England.
Date: 6 July 2018
Time: 19:00 – 20:30
Location: Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB
Cost: £10 full price / £7 concessions
Join the British Library and Runnymede Trust as they they discuss the four Race Relations Acts since 1965 alongside the impact of immigration legislation.
In June 2018, the Home Office published the details of settlement scheme for EU citizens.
The Government have confirmed that EU citizens living in the UK and their family members will need to apply under this settlement scheme to obtain their new UK immigration status.
A House of Lords Library briefing has been prepared ahead of the 28 June House of Lords debate on the challenges disabled people face in the UK. Find out more.
Continued lack of action from the UK Government on the UN Committee’s recommendations undermines its position as a global leader on disability rights. This is one of the concerns expressed by the UK Independent Mechanism (UKIM) in their June 2018 briefing on the Government’s response to the UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled People.