Even after the inclusion of state benefits, families with children face higher levels of poverty than other demographic groups. The Children’s Commissioner for England and IFS have published a June 2018 report which measures total public spending on children, including benefits, education spending, services for vulnerable children and healthcare.
Geographic disparities in attainment suggests that the education system is not as efficient or equitable as it should be. This is according to an August 2018 Department for Education report on early years attainment in different UK regions.
The Equality Impact Investing (EII) project has launched a survey to find out about the financing and support needs of equality organisations, and invites you to complete it.
The VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance, led by Friends, Families and Travellers and Homeless Link, has created a digital tool to help organisations audit their engagement with Inclusion Health groups.
‘The importance of connectivity cannot be underestimated. Being able to travel can help facilitate social networks, improve access to employment or education and promote self-esteem and well-being.’ The Inclusive Transport Strategy sets out the Government’s ambition to achieve equal access for disabled people using the transport system by 2030.
Most ethnic groups experience a ‘pay penalty’ in excess of 5 per cent. This is according to a July 2018 report by the Resolution Foundation on pay inequality across ethnic backgrounds, which argues that we these pay ‘gaps’ should instead be considered pay ‘penalties’.
The characterisation of Londoners as socially detached and economically privileged is not only inaccurate, it is deeply damaging to social cohesion across the UK. A July 2018 report by Trust for London and NatCen looks at the attitudes of Londoners and how they compare across the rest of Britain.
The talents of more than a million people aged over 50 who want to work are being wasted because of discrimination, bias and outdated employment practices. This is according to a July 2018 report by the Women and Equalities Committee on older people and discrimination.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have produced a June 2018 resource to address prejudice-based bullying in schools and education authorities.
The Government has published a white paper on the future relationship between the UK and the European Union on 12 July 2018 which proposes a ‘principled and practical’ Brexit.