In June 2016, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) will examine the UK’s State report, on the basis of the list of issues decided upon in October 2015.
The Social Market Foundation published a briefing on devolution and poverty in June 2016. According to the briefing greater devolution in England has been largely framed around growth, with much less debate about the impact on poverty.
A House of Commons Library briefing paper on Welfare reform and disabled people was published in April 2016. It provides an overview of the benefits changes introduced since 2010 affecting disabled people and their families, looks at the impact of the changes, and summarises responses from disability organisations and others.
Leading equality and human rights barristers from Cloisters chambers give a monthly practical insight into key legal developments.
In July 2015, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) published two briefings on welfare.
‘Poverty in the UK: the need for a gender perspective’ was written on behalf of the Women’s Budget Group (WBG) by member Fran Bennett.
The Living with Difference Research Programme at Sheffield University published three briefings on prejudice and difference in 2014.
Published by the the European Anti Poverty Network, the ‘Explainer on Poverty and Inequality in the EU’ sets out to provide a simple introduction to the poverty debate.
The gap in the UK between the rich and the rest has grown significantly over the last two decades, according to figures published in March 2014 by Oxfam.
A briefing by the ESRC Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity shows that all ethnic minority groups in England are more likely to live in deprived neighbourhoods than the White British majority.