‘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.
‘Not many of us anticipated that leaving the EU could have an impact upon thousands of working parents and carers, but it will.’ Professor Eugenia Caracciolo di Torella writes about the impact of Brexit on working parents and carers in a July 2018 article for The UK in a Changing Europe.
‘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.
The Women and Equalities Committee (WEC) call on the government to put sexual harassment at the top of the agenda in a July 2018 five-point plan to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace.
Most ethnic groups experience a ‘pay penalty’ in excess of 5 per cent. This is according to a July 2018 report by the Resolution Foundation on pay inequality across ethnic backgrounds, which argues that we these pay ‘gaps’ should instead be considered pay ‘penalties’.
A July 2018 report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) assesses progress on women’s rights since 2013, in areas including: enhancing the status of international human rights in domestic law gender-based violence, harassment and abuse participation in political and civic life access to civil justice human trafficking and modern slavery detention and asylum health, …
‘Discussions about the potential impact of Brexit have focused on the NHS. There has been comparatively less attention paid to the social care sector.’ A June 2018 research study by the Scottish Government and Ipsos MORI looks at the contribution of non-UK EU social care workers in Scotland.
‘Over half of homeless families in England are in work.’ Shelter’s July 2018 report on homelessness and employment finds that the majority of families in temporary accommodation are working.
“With 800,000 in poverty, 700,000 on healthcare waiting lists and 10,000 homeless, its time to tackle Ireland’s inequality” Social Justice Ireland have published a July 2018 Inequality Policy Briefing with suggestions on how to reduce Ireland’s inequality.