‘Women are likely to be harder hit by a ‘hard Brexit’ than men…And the impact is also likely to be more negative for BME people’. This is from our contributor, Dr Sara Reis from the Women’s Budget Group on the economic impact of Brexit on women for our Gendering Brexit Blog series.
47% of Britons think that immigration has a “good” impact on the economy – 14% higher than two years earlier The 35th edition of the NatCen British Social Attitudes survey asks: How will Britain navigate the global, social, economic and Brexit challenges of the near future?
The Brexit negotiations remind us that gender, racial and class inequality in the top echelons of policymaking remains alive and kicking. At the start of the Brexit negotiations in June 2017, Columba Achilleos-Sarll writes asks “Where are the women?” in an article for the UCL Brexit blog.
In Theresa May’s first speech as Prime Minster, she proclaimed her Government’s mission was to tackle ‘burning injustices’ in Britain. But preparing for Brexit has dominated Government thinking since then.
This is according to the May 2018 report on ‘burning injustices’ in Britain (pdf), by Bright Blue and Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
In July 2017, the Supreme Court ruled in favour of Unison, making workplace tribunal fees unlawful. Unison launched a legal battle which argued that the fees of up to £1,200 discriminated against women and other groups of workers.
With the June 2017 general election fast approaching, and the contest looking closer than anticipated, Natalie Sedecca looks at the issue of human rights and civil liberties.
The Nobel Women’s Initiative have published a July 2016 article on Brexit – stating that Britain’s decision to withdraw from the European Union could jeopardize the stability of women’s rights in the UK.
Brexit is both a negative and positive for women engineers, says Dr Sarah Peers, Vice President of the Women’s Engineering Society, in July 2016.
Susan Millns from the University of Sussex asks in a 2016 article whether Brexit has different implications for women and men.
The chair of the Low Pay Commission, Sir David Norgrove, wrote in a letter to the TUC General Secretary, Frances O’Grady, in June 2016 that “the share of immigrants in the workforce has had little or no impact on the pay rates of the indigenous population”.