The Department for Work and Pensions has published the results of a survey on Universal Credit Full Service previously called the ‘digital service’, in June 2018.
‘Disability rights are not always seen in practice, with disabled people still facing many barriers; material and attitudinal.’ The final report of ‘Getting Thing Changed’, a research project by the University of Bristol and Disability Rights explores how social practices can exclude disabled people, and how this can be changed.
Last year, over 1.5 million people in the UK, including 365,000 children were pushed into destitution. This is according to a June 2018 report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, looking at the causes of destitution in the UK, and solutions to the problem.
‘The lack of consideration of Gypsies and Travellers in the rollout of Universal Credit will have a major impact in the lives of our society’s most vulnerable groups.’ Friends Families and Travellers have published a May 2018 statement on the negative and disproportionate impact of Universal Credit on Gypsy and Traveller communities.
Legislation alone cannot change attitudes, but it can contribute. It can also raise awareness, and give victims of hate crime confidence that it will be taken seriously by authorities.
This is according to a May 2018 independent review (pdf) of hate crime legislation in Scotland, chaired by Lord Bracadale – a senior member of the judiciary.
We want a UK where hardworking LGBT+ Brits do not find their existing rights diluted, or fall behind European workers in the future.
This is a statement is from the May 2018 briefing on Brexit and LGBT+ rights by the Trade Union Congress (TUC).
‘1 in 5 older people who are entitled to housing benefit do not claim and just over half of people aged 75+ have never used the internet’, says a May 2018 report from Age UK.
Everything is Online Nowadays looks at how accessible the process of claiming housing benefits and council tax reductions is for older people.
The Gang Matrix is is a racially biased database criminalising a generation of young black men.
This is according to Amnesty International, who have published a May 2018 report on the Gang Matrix; a database of suspected gang members in London and an associated campaign.
It claims that the database is a practice of the Metropolitan Police and other government services which view youth violence, gun and knife crime in London through a politicised lens of a ‘war against the gang’.
The rate of change in the positions of the Minister for Women and Equalities and the Government Equalities Office (GEO) is unsatisfactory and unsustainable. It is a source of disruption and confusion, both within the Civil Service and among stakeholders.
This is from the June 2018 report (pdf) from the Women and Equalities Committee on the role of Minister for Women and Equalities and the place of GEO in government.
Employers must do more to meet their Equality Act obligations to put in place reasonable adjustments for disabled workers.
This is from the May 2018 report (pdf) from the Trades Union Congress (TUC) which looks at the disability pay gap and the difference between the average hourly pay of disabled and non-disabled people.