The Government rejects most of the recommendations which were designed to modernise workplace policies for 21st century families. This is according to the Women and Equalities Committee, who have published the Government’s response to their March 2018 report on Fathers and the Workplace.
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).
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.
This lack of opportunities for girls and women entails large economic costs not only for them, but also for their households and countries.
This is from the May 2018 report (pdf) from the World Bank which aims to measure the global economic costs of gender inequality. This report is the first in the series.
It cannot be right in principle that entitlement to British nationality still varies according to whether it is one’s mother or one’s father who is British, or whether one’s parents are married or not.
This is from the May 2018 report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights which examines the Government’s proposed Remedial Order to amend the British Nationality Act of 1981.
Not only are many ex-offenders often unprepared for employment on release in terms of their skills and training, but there remains a stigma among some employers about hiring people with a criminal conviction.
The ministry of Justice have launched a May 2018 strategy (pdf) to help adult prisoners develop their learning and skills and secure and sustain employment after they leave custody.
Despite progress towards greater gender equality, significant inequalities persist in the way that childcare responsibilities are divided up and shared, with women in the UK doing on average about twice as much childcare as men.
This is from the May 2018 report from the Government Equalities Office on the factors that influence parental decision making around return to work.
There is no domestic legal or constitutional requirement for a vote to be held in Parliament to approve the Withdrawal Agreement before it is concluded by the UK and the EU under Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union (TEU).
This is from the May 2018 research briefing from the House of Commons Library on the role of parliament in the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.