The fifth round of Brexit negotiations ran from 9 to 12 October 2017. Some progress was made in the areas of citizens’ rights and the Irish border, but not on the ‘divorce bill.’
This is according to an October 2017 briefing (pdf) from the House of Commons Library.
Incomes are not keeping up with prices, and the living standards of ordinary working families are being eroded.
This is according to an October 2017 briefing (pdf) on the November budget from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF).
Continue reading “JRF briefing: November 2017 Budget – Incomes Not Keeping up with Prices”
The past decade has seen a huge growth in numbers of children experiencing homelessness and being forced to live in temporary accommodation. Living in temporary accommodation can result in breaches of many key children’s rights.
In an October 2017 briefing, CRAE explains how taking a children’s rights approach to homeless policy could help challenge and tackle some of these issues.
Continue reading “CRAE briefing: Using Children’s Rights in Homelessness Policy”
Concerns have been raised about sexual harassment in all stages of education.
This House of Commons Library briefing (pdf) provides information on the requirements on schools, colleges and universities, and relevant recent developments. Continue reading “House of Commons Library briefing: Sexual Harassment in Education”
The Home Office have updated their statutory guidance (pdf) on slavery and human trafficking in business and supply chains.
This October 2017 update replaces initial guidance published in October 2015. Continue reading “Home Office updated guidance: Slavery and Human Trafficking in Supply Chains”
The Children’s Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, has called for a “wholesale shift in the scale of ambition across Government and the NHS on children’s mental health care.” Continue reading “Children’s Commissioner for England briefing: Children’s Mental Healthcare in England”
National Hate Crime Awareness week is 14-21 October 2017. We stand with charities from across the equality spectrum, and all victims of hate crime, to ask for equal treatment before the law.
We are better than hate.
Continue reading “#WeStandTogether – Make Hate Crime Equal in Law”
It is time to implement radical and fundamental change to create a fair and humane migration governance system, says a September 2017 briefing (doc) from the Detention Forum.
Continue reading “Detention Forum briefing – Immigration Detention in the United Kingdom”
This briefing considers the effect of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (the Bill) and the risks and opportunities it presents to equality and human rights law. It outlines areas where the EDF proposes to support amendments to the Bill which aim to achieve our policy objectives.
Continue reading “Brexit, Equality and the Repeal Bill: Briefing for Members”