Post-Brexit, we will be the only country in Europe where politicians will be free to remove and diminish hard-won rights, especially for women and minority groups.
This is according to a joint letter on Brexit and women’s rights by female parliamentarians, businesswomen and campaigners published in the Guardian in June 2018.
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In the social care sector, there will be a funding gap of £2.2–£2.5 billion in 2019–20.
This is according to a June 2018 joint report by the Health and Social Care and Housing, Communities and Local Government Committees on the long-term funding of adult social care.
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Citizens Advice is recruiting a Policy Researcher based in London or Cardiff. The application deadline is 20 July 2018.
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After the UK leaves the EU, it is expected to make a contribution towards the EU’s outstanding financial commitment. The UK Government estimates that the settlement will cost around £35 billion-£39 billion.
However, it is very difficult to put definitive figures to the settlement as the actual payment will be based on outturns – rather than current estimates – which depend on future events.
This is according to the July 2018 report from House of Commons Library on the the exit bill.
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We must widen understanding about the impact on women otherwise those who are disadvantaged the most by reason of ethnicity, class, income and citizenship will be truly left behind by Brexit.
This is according to a June 2018 article by PolicyBristol Hub which summarises discussions from a symposium on women’s equality and Brexit.
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Positive Action is being chronically under-utilised, which in turn is acting as a barrier to addressing the under-representation of women in key sectors within apprenticeships and beyond.
This is according to the June 2018 report (pdf) from the Young Women’s Trust (YWT) on the attitudes towards, and use of positive action in relation to apprenticeships aimed at addressing gender inequality in the construction, engineering and ICT sectors in England.
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Date: 6 July 2018
Time: 19:00 – 20:30
Location: Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB
Cost: £10 full price / £7 concessions
Join the British Library and Runnymede Trust as they discuss the four Race Relations Acts since 1965 alongside the impact of immigration legislation.
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In June 2018, the Home Office published the details of the settlement scheme for EU citizens.
The Government have confirmed that EU citizens living in the UK and their family members will need to apply under this settlement scheme to obtain their new UK immigration status.
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