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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The House of Commons Library have published a research briefing on “Retained EU Law” which will created by the EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018.
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A July 2018 report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) assesses progress on women’s rights since 2013, in areas including:
- enhancing the status of international human rights in domestic law
- gender-based violence, harassment and abuse
- participation in political and civic life
- access to civil justice
- human trafficking and modern slavery
- detention and asylum
- health, living standards and social security
- work and education
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Brexit has proffered an opportunity for official and academic expressions of imperial pride and proposals to rehabilitate colonialism as a political project.
This is according to an article by Nadine El‐Enany in the summer 2018 edition of the IPPR Progressive Review
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The UK is performing well on 24% of the targets relevant to domestic delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals.
This is according to a July 2018 report by the UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development (UKSSD) which calls for Government leadership and cross-sector action for achieving the SGDs.
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There is a growing perception that social mobility has declined and growing pessimism about the chances of improving one’s own financial situation over a lifetime.
This is according to a June 2018 report by OECD on social mobility across countries and the economic, societal and political consequences.
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Continued lack of action from the UK Government on the UN Committee’s recommendations undermines its position as a global leader on disability rights.
This is one of the concerns expressed by the UK Independent Mechanism (UKIM) in their June 2018 briefing on the Government’s response to the UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled People.
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In the UK, 63% of the population have experienced a legal problem in the last two years.
This is according to the March 2018 report (pdf) from the World Justice Project on the global access to justice.
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