‘There is a large body of NGO and academic literature on the harmful
effects of immigration detention’ says the August 2018 paper from the House of Commons Library.
This paper provides an overview of the policy and practice of immigration detention in the UK.
‘The economy is not working for millions of people and needs fundamental reform’ says the September 2018 final report (pdf) from the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) Commission on Economic Justice.
The main barriers to justice are the high cost of legal representation, the difficulty of navigating the tribunal process without support and a low level of knowledge about employment rights.
This is according to the September 2018 report (pdf) from the Equality and Human Rights Commission on the impact of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO), since it came into force in 2013.
People on incomes 10% to 30% below the minimum income standard are being excluded from legal aid. This is according to a March 2018 report by the University of Loughborough, commissioned by the Law Society on access to justice.
The UK Government has begun to publish a series of guidance on how businesses and citizens can prepare for a ‘No Deal’ scenario in August 2018.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have published their response to the consultation on the Home Affairs Committee Inquiry (pdf), in July 2018.
‘Under Universal Credit, claimants living with domestic abuse can face seeing their entire monthly income—including money meant for their children— go into their abusive partner’s account.’ The Work and Pensions Committee have published an August 2018 report on Universal Credit and domestic abuse.
“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 …
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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.
‘We have heard what needs to change: the stigma associated with social housing, the need for landlords to listen to residents and the desire for a culture of accountability and respect.’ This is according to the August 2018 Social Housing Green Paper, which proposes ‘fundamental reform’.