Social Metrics Commission report: A New Measure of Poverty for the UK

14.2 million people in the UK population are in poverty, including 8.4 million working-age adults, 4.5 million children, and 1.4 million pension-age adults.

This is according to a new report from the Social Metrics Commission (pdf), using a recommended new measure of poverty for the UK detailed in the report.

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Come Forward report: Running Through Hurdles – Obstacles in the Access to Justice for Victims of Anti-LGBTI Hate Crimes

‘UK hate crime laws have been pieced together in an incremental manner, meaning they have quickly become outdated and are in need of reform to make them coherent and effective.’

This is according to a September 2018 Come Forward report (pdf) on access to justice in cases of LGBT hate crime.

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All-Party Parliamentary Group on Domestic Violence and Abuse report: Creating a Truly Transformative Domestic Abuse Bill

Breaking down the specific barriers faced by Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) women must be central to the bill.

This is from the September 2018 report (pdf) from the APPG on Domestic Violence and Abuse which makes key recommendations for the Government on issues to cover in forthcoming Domestic Abuse Bill

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SafeLives report: Free to be Safe

Our data shows that where non-LGBT+ services are engaging with
LGBT+ people, there is a bias towards female bisexual women who have
experienced abuse from a male partner.

This is according to the SafeLives’ September 2018 report which highlights the experiences of LGBT+ victims and survivors of domestic abuse, and what needs to change so that every survivor gets the support they need.

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Scottish Refugee Council, Refugee Council and UNHCR UK report: A Journey Towards Safety

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We recommend that the Ministry of Justice lift restrictions on legal aid in England and Wales for beneficiaries of international protection seeking family reunion.

This is one of the key recommendations from the Refugee Council, UNHCR UK and Scottish Refugee Council report (pdf) on the experiences of men and women granted refugee protection in the UK.

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Runnymede Trust research opportunity: Workforce Integration Research in London (Black Young Men)

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Labour market statistics show that a higher proportion of young black men now have degrees compared to 20 years ago, but they are still more likely to experience unemployment and/or underemployment compared to young men from other ethnic groups.

The Greater London Authority have commissioned the Runnymede Trust to  fully understand the extent of the problem, to make employers more aware of it and support young black men and employers with potential solutions.

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Business in the Community report: Equal Lives

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83% of men with caring responsibilities believe that organisations should provide considerable support for employees who look after children or dependent adults, but only 43% believe their employer does this.

This is from the September 2018 report (pdf) from Business in the Community, in partnership with Santander, on the roles of women and men in caring responsibilities.

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