The total yearly cost of modern slavery in the UK is estimated to be between £3.3 billion and £4.3 billion. This is the estimate of a July 2018 research report by the Home Office on the cost of modern slavery in the UK, which aims to understand its impact and inform policy responses.
“You can be under the age of 25 and living on your own, like me, and you get less pay than someone in the same situation as you but who is older. Age is the only difference”. This is from the July 2018 report (pdf) from Young Women’s Trust on the discrimination young people face when …
Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is recruiting a Justice First Fellow / Trainee Solicitor on a full-time basis, in London. The closing date for applications is 17 September 2018.
The Brexit referendum has, once again put equality under the spotlight with the dominant political rhetoric being for Scotland to distinguish itself in the areas of equality and human rights and forge its position as a global leader.
This is from Professor Nicole Busby from the University of Strathclyde on the implications of Brexit for gender equality in Scotland, for our Gendering Brexit Blog series.
The Pension and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) explains that although UK workplace pension schemes tend to operate on a national basis, they want access to investment opportunities and service providers in the EU.
This is from an August 2018 briefing from the House of Commons Library on the potential implications of Brexit for EU pensions
‘Relative child poverty may have risen to its highest rate in at least 15 years, despite high levels of employment’ says the annual Living Standards Audit (pdf) from the Resolution Foundation, in July 2018.
The Government have published the Civil Society Strategy (pdf) which sets out how they will work with and support civil society in the years to come, to build a country that works for everyone.
The Government have launched a rough sleeping strategy, in August 2018, to halve rough sleeping on England’s streets by 2022 and end it altogether by 2027.
SOGICA is conducting research on asylum clams and gender identity, and invites both LGBTQI+ asylum seekers and those who work with or support them to complete surveys on their experiences.
There has been no attempt by the Government to build consensus on future migration policy despite the fact that the issue was subject to heated, divisive and at times misleading debate during the referendum campaign in 2016.
This is from the July 2018 interim report (pdf) from the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee which warns all those involved in the Brexit debate not to exploit or escalate tensions over immigration in the run up to withdrawal agreement.