Gypsies and Travellers are less likely to possess digital skills and than the majority population. It is vital that this inequality is kept in mind when commissioning digital health and social care services and that decisive steps are taken to narrow the digital divide.
This is from the September 2018 report (pdf) from Friends, Family and Travellers (FFT)on Gypsy and Traveller communities and digital participation.
The Women’s Budget Group have launched Women Count, a new resource on gender-responsive budgeting, released September 2018.
The employment rate for May to July 2018 was 75.5% – slightly lower than for February to April (75.6%), but higher than for a year earlier (75.3%). This is according to a September 2018 statistical bulletin from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on the UK labour market.
Spending £1 billion increasing work allowances helps more people exit poverty, and provides a larger budget boost to households in lower-income deciles, compared to spending the same amount on lowering the taper.
This is according to the September 2018 Joseph Rowntree Foundation analysis of different ways of boosting the budgets of low-income working households claiming Universal Credit (UC).
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.
‘UK hate crime laws have been pieced together in an incremental manner, meaning they have quickly become outdated and are in need of reform to make them coherent and effective.’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.
One in five young women (20%) and one in six young men (16%) said that they had been offered less than the minimum wage they were entitled to.
This is from the Young Women’s Trust who have published their annual survey (pdf), in September 2018.
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
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 SafeLives’ August 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.
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 Scottish Refugee Council report (pdf) on the experiences of men and women granted refugee protection in the UK.