Child Poverty Action Group report: Rough Justice

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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.

House of Commons Home Affairs Committee interim report: Policy Options for Future Migration from the European Economic Area

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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.

House of Commons Library report: Brexit and State Pensions

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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. 

VCSE Equality Sector Investment Needs Survey launched

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We’re working with a group of major social investors who want know what the financing and support needs of equality organisations are, so they can better meet these. Please complete, and circulate, this 15 minute survey to help us find out.

In the short term the survey will directly inform some pilot equality investment programmes, and in the longer term, overall funder policy and practice