The main barriers to justice are the high cost of legal representation, the difficulty of navigating the tribunal process without support and a low level of knowledge about employment rights.
This is according to the September 2018 report (pdf) from the Equality and Human Rights Commission on the impact of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO), since it came into force in 2013.
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People on incomes 10% to 30% below the minimum income standard are being excluded from legal aid.
This is according to a March 2018 report by the University of Loughborough, commissioned by the Law Society on access to justice.
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The latest House of Lords Brexit round-up is a digital resource that includes links to key reports, analysis and debates on Brexit by the Lords across topic areas.
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‘Human rights activists, and anyone concerned with the protection of civil liberties and fundamental rights within UK law and policy, will need to be vigilant in the post-Brexit era.’
Colm O’Cinneide, UCL has written a February 2018 paper on Brexit and Human Rights for the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).
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We feel Government action is needed to change attitudes towards disability. The inter-ministerial disability strategy group should have a clearly defined objective to improve attitudes towards disabled people.
This is from the August 2018 report (pdf) from Scope which brings together findings from three pieces of research with disabled people from across the country.
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‘Under Universal Credit, claimants living with domestic abuse can face seeing their entire monthly income—including money meant for their children— go into their abusive partner’s account.’
The Work and Pensions Committee have published an August 2018 report on Universal Credit and domestic abuse.
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The risks of either a deliberate or an accidental no deal are quite high.
This is according to an August 2018 paper by the Institute for Government on the possible scenarios for the next phase of Brexit.
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“You can be under the age of 25 and living on your own, like me, and you get less pay than someone in the same situation as you but who is older. Age is the only difference”.
This is from the July 2018 report (pdf) from Young Women’s Trust on the discrimination young people face when it comes to pay and
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