Britain and the European Union’s negotiators have published a December 2017 progress report (pdf) on Brexit. Continue reading “EU and UK Government report: Progress during Phase 1 of Negotiations under Article 50 TEU on the UK’s Orderly Withdrawal from the EU”
The Grenfell Tower fire caused catastrophic loss of life for which the State may have been responsible.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has launched a December 2017 inquiry following the fire. Continue reading “EHRC inquiry: Following Grenfell”
‘Britain is the home of human rights’ – but Conservative voters and politicians are often seen as skeptical of our human rights framework.
This is according to a report from the independent think tank Bright Blue. Published in December 2017, Individual Identity (pdf) explores how Conservatives think about human rights and discrimination. Continue reading “Bright Blue report: Individual Identity – Understanding how Conservatives Think about Human Rights and Discrimination”
The withdrawal of the European Social Fund (ESF), without a replacement programme in place, would have a serious impact on the support some of the most disadvantaged communities receive.
This is from a November 2017 paper (pdf) from the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and Employment Related Services Association (ERSA).
For people aged 46 – 65, those in the highest 20% income bracket have a household income about three times greater than the bottom 20%. For people aged 66 – 85, the difference is more than double.
This is found by a December 2017 report from the Centre for Ageing Better: Inequalities in Later Life (pdf).