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.
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‘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.
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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.
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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.
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The House of Commons Library have published a November 2017 briefing (pdf) on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill. It addresses the Charter, general principles of EU law, and ‘Francovich’ damages. Continue reading “House of Commons Library briefing: EU (Withdrawal) Bill – the Charter, EU Law and ‘Francovich’ Damages”
Although people with mental health conditions and learning disabilities are overrepresented in police custody and prison, these individuals are not always identified, nor is the system designed with them in mind.
This is from a November 2017 report from Justice (pdf) which makes 52 recommendations on the criminal justice process.
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The Institute of Health and Society at Newcastle University have launched the Article 22 initiative, in November 2017.
This project aims to identify the law and policy changes we need to secure economic, social and cultural rights in the UK.
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The Department for Education and the Government Equalities Office have published a November 2017 report on the gender pay gap (GPG).
This research (pdf) looks at how employers understand the gender pay gap and what actions they are taking to close it.
Continue reading “Department for Education and Government Equalities Office report: Gender Pay Gap – Employers’ Action and Understanding”