The Scottish Government is determined to show leadership in advancing race equality, tackling racism and addressing the barriers that prevent people from minority ethnic communities from realising their potential.
A Fairer Scotland for All (pdf), published in December 2017, sets out the key actions Scottish Government will take over this Parliamentary session to drive positive change for minority ethnic communities. Continue reading “Scottish Government: Race Equality Action Plan 2017- 2021”
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).
Continue reading “NCVO and ERSA paper: Future Employment and Skills Training for Disadvantaged Groups – a Successor to the European Social Fund”
The Committee for Employment and Social Security are seeking expert advice to help them to decide which jurisdiction to model the new Disability Equality Legislation on.
A December 2017 ‘request for quotation’ has been published on the States of Guernsey’s website. Submissions close on 2 January 2018.
Continue reading “Office of the Committee for Employment and Social Security, States of Guernsey: Disability Equality Legislation – Request for Quotation”
Post-16 education and training providers need to offer greater levels of support to returning students, in particular young mothers.
This is one of the recommendations from the November 2017 Young Women’s report (pdf) which exposes the extent to which many young women who are out of work are isolated, with limited support networks, and struggling to get by financially.
Continue reading “Young Women’s Trust final report: Young, Female and Forgotten?”
Harriet Harman MP, the Chair of the Joint Committee on Human Rights, has written to David Davis seeking urgent answers on human rights questions raised by the EU Withdrawal Bill. Continue reading “Harriet Harman: Open Letter to David Davis on Brexit and Human Rights”
At least two million workers in Britain are losing over £3 billion in unpaid holiday pay and wages a year, says a November 2017 report (pdf) from Middlesex University London.
Continue reading “Middlesex University London report: Unpaid Britain – Wage Default in the British Labour Market”
‘A willingness to exploit workers should not be a competitive advantage. A race to the bottom risks undercutting the vast majority of businesses that do treat their workers well.’
This is according to A Framework for Modern Employment (pdf), published in November 2017 by the House of Commons Work and Pensions and Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committees.
Continue reading “House of Commons report: A Framework for Modern Employment”
Some of the richest places in England like West Berkshire deliver worse outcomes for their disadvantaged children than places that are much poorer like Sunderland and Tower Hamlets.
This is from the Social Mobility Commission’s State of the Nation (pdf), in November 2017.
Continue reading “Social Mobility Commission research: State of the Nation 2017”
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have published a white paper on the industrial strategy (pdf), in November 2017.
This paper sets out a long-term plan to boost the productivity and earning power of people throughout the UK.
Continue reading “Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy white paper: Industrial Strategy – Building a Britain Fit for the Future”