The UK Statistics Authority published their recommendations on the content and conduct of the 2021 Census for England and Wales, as set out in the December 2018 white paper (pdf).
This includes the proposal that, for the first time, the census will be predominantly online.
Katharine Knox, our Head of Research and Policy Impact, reports on our recent seminar on legal reform of hate crime.
In EDF’s recent seminar on hate crime, participants identified a particular need for two things in hate crime law: parity and clarity. With a 17% increase in reported hate crime last year, and given the Law Commission’s review into hate crime law starting in 2019, we gathered experts together to consider the priorities for legal reform.
‘In the 21st century, there is no excuse for racial discrimination. Yet black people in the EU today are still victims of widespread and unacceptable levels of discrimination and harassment simply because of their skin colour’.
This is according to the November 2018 report (pdf) from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), which examines the experiences of nearly 6,000 black people in 12 European Union Member States.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have published their response to the consultation on the Reform of the Gender Recognition Act (GRA) (pdf), in October 2018.
‘More than a million over 50s talents are wasted’ says the October 2018 report (pdf) from the Women and Equalities Committee on older people and employment.
Although positive progress has been made in some areas of life for some people, there is still a lot more to do to ensure everyone is free from discrimination and can enjoy their basic human rights.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission have published their review of how Britain is performing on equality and human rights (pdf), in October 2018.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have published their response to the consultation on the Home Affairs Committee Inquiry (pdf), in July 2018.
The Pension and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) explains that although UK workplace pension schemes tend to operate on a national basis, they want access to investment opportunities and service providers in the EU.
This is from an August 2018 briefing from the House of Commons Library on the potential implications of Brexit for EU pensions
‘Relative child poverty may have risen to its highest rate in at least 15 years, despite high levels of employment’ says the annual Living Standards Audit (pdf) from the Resolution Foundation, in July 2018.
People can lose the effect of work allowances, be inappropriately benefit capped while in work, and lose out on support for housing costs. These problems should surprise nobody, having been raised in parliament as far back as 2012 when universal credit was still in the design stage.
This according to the August 2018 report (pdf) from Child Poverty Action Group on the universal credit.