Fears of UK government policy highlight the ‘chilling effect’ of immigration policy on access to healthcare. This is according to a November 2018 report (pdf) from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) on access to healthcare for those seeking asylum.
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.
The National Audit Office have published a December 2018 report (pdf) to examine the handling of the Windrush situation.
This report seeks to increase transparency about what happened, establish whether problems with the Department’s information management and management of immigration casework may have contributed to the situation.
‘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.
‘We believe that people who have risked everything to find safety should have the best chance possible of contributing to our society and integrating into their new communities.’ This is according to an October 2018 launch report (pdf) from the Lift the Ban coalition.
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.
‘Immigration has become a totemic emblem for the many grievances people feel in modern Britain.’ This is according to Hope Not Hate’s October 2018 report, Fear, Hope and Loss: Understanding the Drivers of Hope and Hate.
Nearly three-quarters of people in Britain (74%) agreed that there should be equality for all groups in Britain, but one in ten (10%) people surveyed disagreed.
This statistic is from the October 2018 research report on the first national survey of prejudice in Britain in over a decade.
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) .