Government Equalities Office report: Return to Work – Parental Decision Making

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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House of Commons Library research briefing: Brexit – Parliament’s Role in Approving and Implementing Agreements with the European Union

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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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Everyday Equality: Challenging Discrimination in Welfare Benefits

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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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Government Equalities Office policy paper and upcoming consultation: The Future Operation of Civil Partnership – Gathering Further Information

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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Department for Education survey report: Support for Mental Health in Schools and Colleges

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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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