Institute for Public Policy Research: An Equal Exit? The Distributional Consequences of Leaving the EU

Many supporters of Remain or Leave have portrayed the distributional effects of Brexit as straightforwardly positive or negative. In fact, the potential effects of Brexit on inequality are complex and multifaceted. A July 2018 report by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) looks at how leaving the EU could impact on inequalities across income groups, …

Joint letter: Women’s Rights at Risk after Brexit

Post-Brexit, we will be the only country in Europe where politicians will be free to remove and diminish hard-won rights, especially for women and minority groups. This is according to a joint letter on Brexit and women’s rights by female parliamentarians, businesswomen and campaigners published in the Guardian in June 2018.

Young Women’s Trust report: Equality at work? Positive Action in Gender Segregated Apprenticeships

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Positive Action is being chronically under-utilised, which in turn is acting as a barrier to addressing the under-representation of women in key sectors within apprenticeships and beyond. 

This is according to June 2018 report (pdf) from the Young Women’s Trust (YWT) on the attitudes towards and use of positive action in relation to apprenticeships aimed at addressing gender inequality in the construction, engineering and ICT sectors in England.

Women’s Budget Group report: Universal Credit and Financial Abuse – Exploring the Links

“Combining payments may send money straight to wallet and not to purse, undermining women’s economic independence and their ability to leave abusive relationships.” This is according to Mary-Ann Stephenson, Director of the Women’s Budget Group in relation to the June 2018 report on Universal Credit and financial abuse. The report is by the Women’s Budget Group, Surviving Economic …