Despite progress towards greater gender equality, significant inequalities persist in the way that childcare responsibilities are divided up and shared, with women in the UK doing on average about twice as much childcare as men.
This is from the May 2018 report from the Government Equalities Office on the factors that influence parental decision making around return to work.
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The Home Office have produced a May 2018 (pdf) guidance explaining the Windrush Scheme which aims to support the people who arrived in the UK many years ago and do not have documentation to confirm their immigration status.
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There is no domestic legal or constitutional requirement for a vote to be held in Parliament to approve the Withdrawal Agreement before it is concluded by the UK and the EU under Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union (TEU).
This is from the May 2018 research briefing from the House of Commons Library on the role of parliament in the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.
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Jo Chimes, Everyday Equality project lead, shares her thoughts on our recent conference, Everyday Equality: challenging discrimination in welfare benefits.
During our May 2018 Everyday Equality conference in London, we launched our online handbook, Practical Equality Rights in Welfare Benefits Advice. At the event, we heard many brilliant insights about the challenges and opportunities of using equality rights in welfare benefits advice.
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The Government Equalities Office announced that it will consult on the future of civil partnerships.
This is from their May 2018 policy paper (pdf) which sets out plans for a new consultation to assess whether there is still enough demand for civil partnerships among same-sex couples, now that marriages are available to them. And whether there is demand for civil partnerships amongst opposite-sex couples.
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During the May 2018 Oral Questions to the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, Sarah Newton announced a new Interdepartmental Ministerial Group (IMG) on disability and society.
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Dress policies for men and women do not have to be identical. However, the standards imposed should be equivalent.
This is according to the May 2018 guidance (pdf) from the Government Equalities Office (GEO) on dress codes.
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School staff hope a preventative strategy would reduce the chances of children and young people reaching crisis point and needing more targeted support.
This is from the May 2018 survey report which explores what schools and colleges across England are doing to support pupils’ mental health.
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The Education Committee has opened a Life Chances inquiry to understand the impact that early years education and social policy have on determining children’s life chances.
The deadline for submissions is Friday 1 June 2018.
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