There is strong evidence that a ‘No Deal’ or ‘Hard’ Brexit would be the most damaging for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, women and those on low incomes with few qualifications.
This is from the November 2018 briefing from Race on the Agenda (ROTA) which looks at the implications of Brexit on BAME communities.
‘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.
Lone parent households lose more than any other demographic type in terms of final income in all three countries.
This is from the November 2018 report (pdf) from the Equality and Human Rights Commission on the impact of changes to public spending on protected groups in England, Scotland and Wales up to the tax year 2021 to 2022.
The Inquiry into the Future of Civil Society (Civil Society Futures) have launched their final report in November 2018 (pdf). Chaired by Julia Unwin, the inquiry seeks to give the sector the tools it needs to address and find solutions to challenges facing society.
‘None of the announcements were enough to make up for the sustained underfunding of public services since 2010.’ This is according to the Women’s Budget Group (WBG)’s response to the 2018 Autumn Budget, published November 2018.
‘Of the various forms of inequality in the labour market, women’s unpaid care work is often neglected in the design of policies and economic reforms.’ This is according to an October 2018 report from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (pdf). The report, by the Independent Expert on foreign debt and human …
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‘The means testing of legal aid is set at a level that can require people on low incomes to make contributions to legal costs that they could not afford while maintaining a socially acceptable standard of living.’ This is according to a September 2018 report from the Law Society.
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.
‘For the most part the debate about Brexit was one that divided low-income voters in much the same way as the rest of the country.’ This is according to an October 2018 analysis from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation of questions on attitudes to Brexit from the 2017 British Social Attitudes survey. It focuses on the …
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‘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.