Trades Union Congress report: Disability Employment and Pay Gaps 2018

Employers must do more to meet their Equality Act obligations to put in place reasonable adjustments for disabled workers.

This is from the May 2018 report (pdf) from the Trades Union Congress (TUC) which looks at the disability pay gap and the difference between the average hourly pay of disabled and non-disabled people.

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World Bank report: Unrealized Potential – The High Cost of Gender Inequality in Earnings

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This lack of opportunities for girls and women entails large economic costs not only for them, but also for their households and countries.

This is from the May 2018 report (pdf) from the World Bank which aims to measure the global economic costs of gender inequality.  This report is the first in the series.

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Joseph Rowntree Foundation report: Brexit, General Election and Indyref: The Role of Low-Income Voters in Scotland

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Scottish politics is in a state of flux and the referendums on Scottish independence in 2014, and then Britain’s EU membership in 2016, have created new dividing lines in politics.

This is according to the May 2018 report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on the role of low-income Scottish voters on Brexit, the general election and Indyref.

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Joint Committee on Human Rights report: Proposal for a draft British Nationality Act 1981 (Remedial) Order

Joint Committee on Human Rights

It cannot be right in principle that entitlement to British nationality still varies according to whether it is one’s mother or one’s father who is British, or whether one’s parents are married or not.

This is from the May 2018  report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights which examines the Government’s proposed Remedial Order to amend the British Nationality Act of 1981.

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European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights report: Challenges Facing Civil Society Organisations Working on Human Rights in the EU

European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)

Just as human rights need civil society, civil society organisations need their human rights to be protected to carry out their work.

This is from May 2018 report summary from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) on the different types of challenges faced by civil society organisations working on human rights in the EU.

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Ministry of Justice policy paper: Education and Employment Strategy 2018

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Not only are many ex-offenders often unprepared for employment on release in terms of their skills and training, but there remains a stigma among some  employers about hiring people with a criminal conviction.

The Ministry of Justice have launched a May 2018 strategy (pdf) to help adult prisoners develop their learning and skills and secure and sustain employment after they leave custody.

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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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