The Pension and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) explains that although UK workplace pension schemes tend to operate on a national basis, they want access to investment opportunities and service providers in the EU.
This is from an August 2018 briefing from the House of Commons Library on the potential implications of Brexit for EU pensions
‘Relative child poverty may have risen to its highest rate in at least 15 years, despite high levels of employment’ says the annual Living Standards Audit (pdf) from the Resolution Foundation, in July 2018.
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).
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.
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‘No competitive economy can afford to underuse the productive capabilities of half the population in the way the UK manages to do at the moment.’ This is according to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee, in their August 2018 report on the Gender Pay Gap.
‘The importance of connectivity cannot be underestimated. Being able to travel can help facilitate social networks, improve access to employment or education and promote self-esteem and well-being.’ The Inclusive Transport Strategy sets out the Government’s ambition to achieve equal access for disabled people using the transport system by 2030.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published a July 2018 report on household finances, which shows that households are borrowing more and saving less.