One year on from the introduction of the two child limit, End Child Poverty estimates that this policy will ultimately have pushed, hitting the most disadvantaged households hardest. Continue reading “End Child Poverty report: Unhappy Birthday! The Two Child Limit at One Year Old”
The Social Mobility Commission has a vital role to play in “[putting] the Government’s feet to the fire” – but changes need to be made.
This is according to a March 2018 report from the Education Committee, after four Commissioners resigned in December 2017. Continue reading “Education Committee inquiry and report: the future of the Social Mobility Commission”
Serious barriers limit free speech in universities, finds a March 2018 report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights.
Continue reading “Joint Committee on Human Rights inquiry and report: Freedom of Speech in Universities”
Equality bodies in Scotland have issued a March 2018 statement welcoming the European Union (Legal Continuity) (Scotland) Bill. This Bill sets out the Scottish Government’s intention to retain the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in Scots law.
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 Equality and Human Rights Commission has assessed the progress on socioeconomic rights in Great Britain since 2016, focusing on four key areas:
- the status of socio-economic rights in domestic law and policy
- the rights to an adequate standard of living and social security
- the rights to and at work, and
- access to justice.
We all want to live in a fair and decent society. As we move towards leaving the EU, we need to make the most of every opportunity to strengthen the UK’s ability to deliver equality, human rights and prosperity for all.
Our February 2018 report, Shared Prosperity, Shared Rights (pdf), makes the case for an effective replacement of EU funding that supports equality and human rights. Continue reading “EDF report: Shared Prosperity, Shared Rights – Replacing EU Funding for Equality and Human Rights After Brexit”
The Lords Select Committee on the Long-term Sustainability of the NHS published a report on adult social care (pdf) in April 2017.
The Government responded (pdf) in February 2018.
Liberty have launched a February 2018 campaign to end indefinite immigration detention, post-Brexit. Continue reading “Liberty campaign: End Indefinite Detention – #ItsAboutTime”
The Joint Committee on Human Rights call for written submissions on the reform of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. Submissions must be made by 2 March 2018. Continue reading “Joint Committee on Human Rights inquiry: the Right to Freedom and Safety – Reform of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards”