The Joseph Rowntree Foundation published a report ‘Foreign-born people and poverty in the UK’ in July 2016. The report highlights that foreign-born people are at a higher risk of poverty than UK-born people, across a range of characteristics.
The Trade Union Council released a press release on 13 July 2016 following polling they had conducted on voters’ opinions on Brexit. The poll showed that both Remain and Leave voters supporting maintaining vital rights like maternity leave (73% of Remain and 69% of Leave voters) and maintaining protection against discrimination at work (80% of Remain voters and 77% of Leave voters).
A report published by the Fundamental Rights Agency in June 2016 finds that women and girls fleeing from persecution or turmoil in their home countries are particularly at risk of physical, sexual and psychological violence when seeking sanctuary, in transit and when they arrive in the EU.
The Refugee Rights Data Project produced a report Unsafe Borderlands in June 2016. The report revealed disturbing information about the safety of women living in the Calais camp finding that over 40% of women have experienced violence, nearly three quarters felt unsafe and over half felt their health had suffered during their time there.
The Refugees Welcome Index results for 2016 were published in May 2016. The survey asked people: how closely would you personally accept people fleeing war or persecution?
From January 2016, FRA is publishing monthly updates on the fundamental rights situation of people arriving in those Member States that have been particularly affected by large migration movements.
Following a consultation in 2015, the Government published its response confirming how it plans to reform its approach to labour market enforcement.
In December 2015, race equality think tank the Runnymede Trust launched ‘This is Still About Us’, a report about the attitudes of ethnic minorities in Britain on immigration and Europe.
‘Rethinking migration for a Good Society’ by Katherine Tonkiss considers what a ‘Good Society’ means for immigration control.
In September 2015, Migrants’ Rights Network and the Centre of Labour and Social Studies published a second edition of ‘Changing the debate on migration’.