UNISON has published a July 2018 guide to assist branches in establishing the Living Wage as the minimum pay rate in an organisation.
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights has invited submissions on issues related to poverty and human rights in the UK. The deadline for submissions is 14 September 2018.
A July 2018 House of Commons publication compiles a reading list of briefings on Brexit since the EU Referendum on 23 June 2016.
‘My vision is for a city where everyone can reach their full potential, and I am confident we can make real progress in the years ahead’.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has set out his vision for an inclusive London in his May 2018 strategy (pdf).
Just under 7 million households are expected to receive Universal Credit when it is fully introduced. As of December 2017; roll-out was 11% complete. The June 2018 House of Commons briefing paper gives a detailed overview of Universal Credit (UC), which is replacing social security benefits and tax credits for working age people, and the progress …
‘The proportion of children in relative low income is expected to increase to 37% in 2021/22 – the highest level for as long as we have consistent data.’ This is according to an April 2018 House of Commons briefing paper on poverty in the UK.
Those identifying as Black or Black British are 13% more likely than average to have accessed services in 2016/17. Those identifying as White British are 3% more likely than average to have accessed services.
This is according to an April 2018 research briefing published by the House of Commons on mental health in England (pdf).
Recent projections suggest that levels of income inequality are likely to increase over the coming years if government policy does not change.
This is according to the March 2018 research briefing paper on income inequality from the House of Commons Library.
‘Undocumented migrants find themselves criminalised for doing what they must to survive.’
This is according to the April 2018 guidance (pdf) from Liberty on defending migrants’ rights and tackling the hostile environment
Traditionally, equality law was seen as inappropriate to address socio economic inequality. But in the last decade, a growing number of equality duties have been introduced to address this persistent form of inequality. There is, however, little research on the principles that underpin these duties.
This is according to the March 2018 article by Dr David Barrett, which seeks to address this gap through the use of data from interviews conducted with primary school personnel implementing the pupil premium.