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.
‘There is evidence that LASPO (the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012) has limited access to redress for breaches of human rights and for discrimination claims.’ This is from a November 2018 briefing (Word) from the Equality and Human Rights Commission on the impact of changes to civil legal aid under LASPO.
The Runnymede Trust is conducting research on loneliness among BAME communities, and invites you to participate in their November 2018 survey on social inclusion. The research looks into how different groups form social networks, how they feel about their sense of belonging in society, and whether they sometimes feel a sense of loneliness.
‘When it comes to talking about poverty you often have a quite distorted narrative.’ This is from the first episode of Is Anyone Listening, a new podcast launched November 2011 from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), hosted by Ayesha Hazarika MBE. The podcast aims to amplify the voices of people living on low incomes, and …
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‘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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