A Fairer Scotland for All, published in December 2017, sets out the key actions Scottish Government will take over this Parliamentary session to drive positive change for minority ethnic communities.
Post-16 education and training providers need to offer greater levels of support to returning students, in particular young mothers.
This is one of the recommendations from the November 2017 Young Women’s report which exposes the extent to which many young women who are out of work are isolated, with limited support networks, and struggling to get by financially.
At least two million workers in Britain are losing over £3 billion in unpaid holiday pay and wages a year, says a November 2017 report from Middlesex University London.
A Framework for Modern Employment was published in November 2017 by the House of Commons Work and Pensions and Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committees.
Some of the richest places in England like West Berkshire deliver worse outcomes for their disadvantaged children than places that are much poorer like Sunderland and Tower Hamlets.
This is from the Social Mobility Commission’ annual State of the Nation, in November 2017.
‘Women lose more than men from reforms at every income level,’ says a November 2017 report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).
This report is a summary of the first set of results from their project which looks at the effect of tax, welfare, social security and public spending.
More than 100,000 women and girls in the UK are at risk of and living with the consequences of female genital mutilation, forced marriage and so called ‘honour-based’ violence.
This is according to the October 2017 report from End Violence Against Women (EVAW) and Southall Black Sisters.
The UK is a wealthy nation; but that wealth is very unevenly divided, says an October 2017 briefing paper from the IPPR Commission on Economic Justice.
The timing of benefit payments needs to be more flexible to fit the diverse needs of different families.
This is one of the recommendations from the Resolution Foundation’s report on the Universal Credit (UC) system, in October 2017.
Female lone parents, who make up 92% of all lone parents, will lose on average services worth over £4,900 (over 10% of their standard of living). Black women are overrepresented among single parent households.
This is according to a 2017 October report from the Women’s Budget Group, Runnymede Trust, RECLAIM and Coventry Women’s Voices.