‘[The Act’s] provisions are designed to reflect a rights-based approach to social security, which marks it out as an interesting departure from the legislative status quo.’ This is according to a January 2019 article in the Edinburgh Law Review on the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018.
‘The Brexit vote came in part as an outcome of the aforementioned inequalities’, says the December 2018 report (pdf) from the Centre for Labour and Social Studies (CLASS) on Brexit and inequality.
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.
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.
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.
Trust for London have published an interactive data table as part of London’s Poverty Profile to show how London boroughs are doing on a suite of poverty and inequality indicators from a cross-section of topics, including: Income inequality Homeslessness Unemployment GCSE attainment Child poverty See more here.
‘The state may infringe the right to life not only because of what it has done but also what it has failed to do.’ This is according to the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) in their August 2018 policy briefing on Grenfell and the right to life.
One in three people in Scotland live in homes that do not meet the Living Home Standard. This is according to an August 2018 report by Ipsos MORI on behalf of Shelter Scotland on the Living Home Standard in Scotland.
UK households owe £19 billion in everyday bills according to an August 2018 press release by Citizens Advice.
Child Rights Alliance England (CRAE) have opened a call for evidence ahead of their flagship annual publication on the state of children’s rights in England. They are looking for input to help make the report credible, relevant and change-focused. The deadline is 14 September 2018