The Brexit negotiations remind us that gender, racial and class inequality in the top echelons of policymaking remains alive and kicking. At the start of the Brexit negotiations in June 2017, Columba Achilleos-Sarll writes asks “Where are the women?” in an article for the UCL Brexit blog.
Many supporters of Remain or Leave have portrayed the distributional effects of Brexit as straightforwardly positive or negative. In fact, the potential effects of Brexit on inequality are complex and multifaceted. A July 2018 report by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) looks at how leaving the EU could impact on inequalities across income groups, …
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.
Women’s organisations are seeing demand for their services increase by 85%, while their funding is decreasing by half. This is according to a June 2018 report by the Women’s Resource Centre, which argues that women’s organisations are needed to combat the reality of gender inequality but are threatened in the current funding and policy environment.
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 long-term funding of adult social care.
Families need a third more income to make ends meet, and pensioners need twice as much, compared to 2008. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has published a 2018 update of the Minimum Income Standard (MIS) for the UK and a report on continuity and change in household budgets and living standards over the last ten years.
Date: Monday 16 July 2018 Time: 2-3pm Cost: Free Friends, Families and Travellers and Homeless Link are holding a webinar to launch their Inclusion Health Tool for VCSE organisations.
The UK is performing well on 24% of the targets relevant to domestic delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals. This is according to a July 2018 report by the UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development (UKSSD) which calls for Government leadership and cross-sector action for achieving the SGDs.
A July 2018 House of Commons publication compiles a reading list of briefings on Brexit since the EU Referendum on 23 June 2016.
Two-thirds of head teachers believe that inequalities between schools are becoming wider as a result of current government policy. This is according to a May 2018 report by UCL Institute of Education and funded by Nuffield Foundation and National Foundation for Educational Research on the government’s ‘self-improving school lead system’ (SISS) policy agenda since 2010.