The Department for Education has launched a review of support for children in need.
This March 2018 policy paper outlines the aims of the review – in particular, to build an evidence base for improving educational outcomes. Continue reading “Department for Education policy paper and call for evidence: Review of Children in Need”
‘Banks have to check applicants’ immigration status before allowing them to open a bank account’.
This is according to the February 2018 briefing (pdf) from Global Justice Now on the hostile environment for immigrants.
Continue reading “Global Justice Now briefing: The Hostile Environment for Immigrants”
The Scottish Affairs Select Committee have launched a March 2018 inquiry into the impact of Brexit on trade and investment in Scotland.
Continue reading “Scottish Affairs Select Committee inquiry: Brexit, Trade and Investment”
‘The impact of changes to direct taxes and benefits is to reduce the income of Bangladeshi households by around £4,400 per year on average’.
Four months after releasing their 2017 interim report, the Equality and Human Rights Commission have published their final cumulative impact assessment (pdf), in March 2018.
Continue reading “Equality and Human Rights Commission report: The Cumulative Impact of Tax and Welfare Reforms”
57% of people in poverty are children or working-age adults living in a household where someone is in paid work.
This is according to a March 2018 briefing from the Institute for Fiscal Studies on poverty and low pay in the UK. Continue reading “Institute for Fiscal Studies briefing: Poverty and Low Pay in the UK”
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has assessed the progress on socioeconomic rights in Great Britain since 2016, focusing on four key areas:
- the status of socio-economic rights in domestic law and policy
- the rights to an adequate standard of living and social security
- the rights to and at work, and
- access to justice.
Continue reading “EHRC report: Progress on Socioeconomic Rights in Great Britain”
6 in 10 employers agree that a woman should have to disclose whether she is pregnant during the recruitment process.
This is according to the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) who have published the results of their survey on maternity discrimination in the workplace, in February 2018.
Continue reading “Equality and Human Rights Commission survey report and campaign: Moving Forward”
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport have launched a February 2018 consultation seeking views on our civil society. This consultation will inform the civil society strategy.
Continue reading “Government consultation: Civil Society Strategy – Have Your Say”