People can lose the effect of work allowances, be inappropriately benefit capped while in work, and lose out on support for housing costs. These problems should surprise nobody, having been raised in parliament as far back as 2012 when universal credit was still in the design stage.
This according to the August 2018 report (pdf) from Child Poverty Action Group on the universal credit.
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.
‘Disabled women experience disproportionate levels of all forms of violence and abuse from carers, partners and those in the community’ says a July 2018 report (pdf) from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).
The Lords Select Committee on Intergenerational Fairness has opened a call for evidence seeking views on whether the current intergenerational settlement is fair. Submit evidence before 10 September 2018.
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation have released a call for a project to carry out deliberative qualitative research to explore the experiences of Universal Credit (UC) claimants, as full service is rolled out in Glasgow.
They want to hear from claimants, work coaches and local support agencies about what is working well, and what needs to change, to help drive improvements to policy and practice.
Applications close on 31 August 2018.
Until such time as the UK formally leaves the EU, the existing social security rules continue to apply and entitlements remain unchanged. The situation once the UK is no longer part of Europe will depend on the outcome of negotiations
This is from the July 2018 briefing from House of Commons on the potential implications of Brexit on private pension.
Employers should clearly communicate the salary range on offer for a role to encourage women to negotiate their salary.
This is one of the recommendations from the Government Equalities Office’s revised August 2018 guidance (pdf) for employers looking for advice on how to understand and address their gender pay gap.
The Equality Impact Investing (EII) project has launched a survey to find out about the financing and support needs of equality organisations, and invites you to complete it.
Brexit is a critical moment in which gender relations are being reshaped. An article on women, equality and the EU referendum by Julie MacLeavy, University of Bristol, published in July 2018 emphasizes the risks of Brexit for both women and gender equality.
The VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance, led by Friends, Families and Travellers and Homeless Link, has created a digital tool to help organisations audit their engagement with Inclusion Health groups.