Race Disparity Unit consultation: Ethnicity pay reporting

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The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and the Cabinet Office’s Race Disparity Unit have launched a consultation on a mandatory approach to ethnicity pay reporting. They are seeking views on ethnicity pay reporting by employers, including what should be reported and by who, and what immediate next steps should be taken. The deadline …

Business in the Community charter: Race at Work

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Figures from the Race Disparity Audit’s Ethnicity Facts and Figures website and the BITC Race at Work Survey highlight that people from ethnic minorities persistently encounter significant disparities in employment and progression.

Business in the Community have launched the Race at Work Charter, in October 2018, which commits businesses who sign up to a set of principles and actions designed to improve the recruitment and progression of ethnic minority employees.

Women’s Resource Centre report: Women’s Equality in England – Shadow Report submitted to the UN CEDAW Committee

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There is a lack of protection and support for migrant women facing domestic abuse and their children, transnational marriage abandonment, and extra-territorial jurisdiction. 

The Women’s Resource Centre have produced the England Shadow report (pdf) for the UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) . 

Equality and Human Rights Commission briefing paper: Following Grenfell – The Right to Adequate and Safe Housing

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The fact that people with limited mobility were living high up in Grenfell Tower and faced greater difficulties escaping the fire raises important questions about discrimination against certain groups and accessibility standards.

This is from the September 2018 briefing report (pdf) from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC),  which explains the human rights issues raised by the Grenfell Tower fire.

Friends, Family and Travellers report: Digital Exclusion in Gypsy and Traveller Communities in the United Kingdom

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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.