The Casey Review report into opportunity and integration was published in December 2016. In July 2015, at the request of the then Prime Minister and Home Secretary, Dame Louise Casey was asked to undertake a review into integration and opportunity in our most isolated and deprived communities, and this report gives the findings of the review.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission published its guidance on religion or belief in the workplace in December 2016. The guidance is part of a suite of final products from the Commission’s three-year programme of work on religion or belief, and includes their report ‘Religion or belief – is the law working?’
The government is to undertake a full public consultation on the issue of caste and the Equality Act 2010. A key aim of the consultation will be to obtain the views of the public on whether additional measures are needed to ensure victims of caste discrimination have appropriate legal protection and effective remedies under the 2010 Equality Act.
In January 2016, the House of Commons Select Committee on Women and Equalities launched an inquiry into Employment opportunities for Muslims in the UK. The deadline for written submissions was 28 February 2016.
In August 2016 the Community Security Trust published their report, ‘Antisemitic incidents: January – June 2016’. The report recorded 557 anti-Semitic incidents in the first six months of this year, in contrast with 500 last year.
The Scottish Council of Jewish Communities published their report ‘What’s changed about being Jewish in Scotland’ in July 2016, highlighting the findings of their 2015 project.
Karen Bradley MP, the Parliamentary Under-secretary of State for the Home Department, made a statement on 29 June 2016 regarding hate crime.
The Tell MAMA Annual Report for 2015 finds that the number of offline incidents [of anti-Muslim hate] has trebled.
Scotland’s Prosecution Service published a report on hate crime in Scotland from 2015-16 on 10 June 2016. The report brings together figures on crime motivated by prejudice.
The European Network Against Racism (ENAR) produced a report ‘Forgotten Women’ on the impact of Islamophobia on Muslim women in June 2016.