‘The legal aid means test is preventing families in poverty from accessing justice’ says a March 2018 report (PDF) from the University of Loughborough and Law Society.
The profiles of homeless people are changing, with children becoming the largest group of people in emergency shelters as a result of a deterioration in the living conditions of extremely vulnerable families.
This from the March 2018 annual report (PDF) from the European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless (FEANTSA)
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The Discrimination Law Association is holding a seminar on Brexit’s impact on employment law.
As part of the School Census, schools are now required by the Department for Education to collect the nationality and country of birth of children aged 5 – 19.
This is from the March 2018 guidance from the Migrant Rights Network which aims to help migrants understand their rights and how to assert them in 8 key areas of everyday life.
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”
‘The UK is one of the most unequal countries in the developed world’ says the March 2018 Equality Trust manifestos.
‘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.
The Scottish Affairs Select Committee have launched a March 2018 inquiry into the impact of Brexit on trade and investment in Scotland.
‘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’.
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”