The number of children living in relative poverty in the UK (after housing costs) has increased to 4 million in 2015/16.
This is from a December 2017 report from the Children’s Rights Alliance for England. This report assesses how well the Government is meeting its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
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The withdrawal of the European Social Fund (ESF), without a replacement programme in place, would have a serious impact on the support some of the most disadvantaged communities receive.
This is from a November 2017 paper (pdf) from the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and Employment Related Services Association (ERSA).
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Post-16 education and training providers need to offer greater levels of support to returning students, in particular young mothers.
This is one of the recommendations from the November 2017 Young Women’s report (pdf) which exposes the extent to which many young women who are out of work are isolated, with limited support networks, and struggling to get by financially.
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At least two million workers in Britain are losing over £3 billion in unpaid holiday pay and wages a year, says a November 2017 report (pdf) from Middlesex University London.
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Bindmans published a November 2017 article questioning the recent ruling by the Independent Press Standards Organisation that Islamophobic reporting by the Sun did not breach the Editors’ code of practice.
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Some of the richest places in England like West Berkshire deliver worse outcomes for their disadvantaged children than places that are much poorer like Sunderland and Tower Hamlets.
This is from the Social Mobility Commission’s State of the Nation (pdf), in November 2017.
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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have published a white paper on the industrial strategy (pdf), in November 2017.
This paper sets out a long-term plan to boost the productivity and earning power of people throughout the UK.
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Do you want the chance to talk through a case involving equality or human rights issues?
The EHRC are offering a telephone-based service for the advice sector, solicitors, other organisations that support individuals with their problems, trade unions, and ombudsman schemes, in November 2017.
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The Law Society Gazette published a November 2017 article on the Law Society’s report on the growing evidence that the government’s legal aid cuts have been a false economy.
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