Following the publication of the Withdrawal Agreement, it is clear that women are still missing from the Government’s agenda on Brexit.
The Fawcett Society have produced a briefing paper (pdf) as part of their campaign #FaceHerFuture on Brexit and women.
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‘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.
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Analysis shows local areas spend an average of 6% of their mental health budget on children, despite children making up around 20% of the population.
This is according to the October 2018 briefing (pdf) from the Children’s Commissioner on children’s mental health treatment.
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‘The childcare system in England is not fit for purpose and is failing to meet the needs of parents, children and the economy.’
This is from an October 2018 update to the Women’s Budget Group (WBG)’s briefings on the gender impact of policy, made ahead of the year’s Autumn Budget.
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The House of Commons Library have published a September 2018 briefing paper exploring the policy towards transgender prisoners in England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
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The fact that people with limited mobility were living high up in Grenfell Tower and faced greater difficulties escaping the fire raises important questions about discrimination against certain groups and accessibility standards.
This is from the September 2018 briefing report (pdf) from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), which explains the human rights issues raised by the Grenfell Tower fire.
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Domestic legislation already exceeds EU-required levels of employment protections in a number of ways.
This is according to guidance published by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on workplace rights in the case of a ‘No Deal’ Brexit.
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783,000 people aged 16-24 were Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) in the second quarter of 2018. This corresponds to 11.2% of all people in this age group.
This is according to an August 2018 House of Commons Library research briefing on young NEET people .
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614,000 people migrated into the UK and 344,000 people emigrated from it, leaving an estimated net migration figure of +271,000.
These figures are for the year ending March 2018, according to a Commons Library briefing paper on migration statistics.
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