The Government has published a white paper on the future relationship between the UK and the European Union on 12 July 2018 which proposes a ‘principled and practical’ Brexit.
A July 2018 House of Commons publication compiles a reading list of briefings on Brexit since the EU Referendum on 23 June 2016.
We must widen understanding about the impact on women otherwise those who are disadvantaged the most by reason of ethnicity, class, income and citizenship will be truly left behind by Brexit. This is according to a June 2018 article by PolicyBristol Hub which summarises discussions from a symposium on women’s equality and Brexit.
Positive Action is being chronically under-utilised, which in turn is acting as a barrier to addressing the under-representation of women in key sectors within apprenticeships and beyond.
This is according to June 2018 report (pdf) from the Young Women’s Trust (YWT) on the attitudes towards and use of positive action in relation to apprenticeships aimed at addressing gender inequality in the construction, engineering and ICT sectors in England.
The Government rejects most of the recommendations which were designed to modernise workplace policies for 21st century families. This is according to the Women and Equalities Committee, who have published the Government’s response to their March 2018 report on Fathers and the Workplace.
Employers must do more to meet their Equality Act obligations to put in place reasonable adjustments for disabled workers.
This is from the May 2018 report (pdf) from the Trades Union Congress (TUC) which looks at the disability pay gap and the difference between the average hourly pay of disabled and non-disabled people.
This lack of opportunities for girls and women entails large economic costs not only for them, but also for their households and countries.
This is from the May 2018 report (pdf) from the World Bank which aims to measure the global economic costs of gender inequality. This report is the first in the series.
Not only are many ex-offenders often unprepared for employment on release in terms of their skills and training, but there remains a stigma among some employers about hiring people with a criminal conviction.
The ministry of Justice have launched a May 2018 strategy (pdf) to help adult prisoners develop their learning and skills and secure and sustain employment after they leave custody.
Despite progress towards greater gender equality, significant inequalities persist in the way that childcare responsibilities are divided up and shared, with women in the UK doing on average about twice as much childcare as men.
This is from the May 2018 report from the Government Equalities Office on the factors that influence parental decision making around return to work.
During the May 2018 Oral Questions to the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, Sarah Newton announced a new Interdepartmental Ministerial Group (IMG) on disability and society.