CIPFA podcast: What does Brexit mean for public services? Epsiode 8 – The Women’s Budget Group

‘An economic shock after Brexit and cuts to public services will hit women hardest.’

This is according to Mary-Ann Stephenson, Director of the Women’s Budget Group, who discusses how Brexit could unfairly affect women in a podcast epsiode by the Brexit Advisory Commission for Public Services.

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EDF Gendering Brexit Blog series: Brexit, Gender Equality and Scotland – Opportunity or Threat?

‘It is noteworthy that whenever further devolution of power has been mooted in Scotland, equality has been high on the agenda.’

This observation by Professor Nicole Busby from the University of Strathclyde is from her guest blog on Brexit and gender equality in Scotland, as part of the EDF Gendering Brexit Blog series.

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EDF Gendering Brexit Blog series: “Don’t Worry, Women’s Rights and Equality are Already Embedded within our Legal Framework” – A Feminist Reading of Brexit Myths and Narratives

Just like the 2008 financial crisis, Brexit could be an opportunity to re-assert the centrality of core values such as equality and diversity. And yet, neither the UK government nor the EU have acknowledged their respective role in ensuring socio-economic rights in a post-Brexit settlement.

This is from our second contributor,  Professor Roberta Guerrina at the University of Surrey who questions the exclusion of feminist voices from the Brexit negotiations.

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Common Vision report: A Generation Together? What do Millennials want from Brexit?

A key consideration of the EU negotiations should be the lived experiences of younger generations living in the UK.

The July 2018 report by Common Vision on millennials and Brexit provides a comprehensive and comparative picture of the attitudes and priorities of young people.

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Liberty joint letter to Liam Fox MP: Trade Bill and Disability Rights

Liberty, Business Disability Forum, the Equality and Diversity Forum along with other disability and human rights organisations have written a letter, dated 13 July 2018 to Trade Secretary Liam Fox to warn him that ministerial powers in the Trade Bill could be used to remove disabled people’s rights.

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