Month: September 2018

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Equality and Human Rights Commission briefing paper: Following Grenfell – The Right to Adequate and Safe Housing

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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Friends, Family and Travellers report: Digital Exclusion in Gypsy and Traveller Communities in the United Kingdom

Gypsies and Travellers are  less likely to possess digital skills and than the majority population. It is vital that this inequality is kept in mind when commissioning digital health and social care services and that decisive steps are taken to narrow the digital divide.

This is from the September 2018 report (pdf) from Friends, Family and Travellers (FFT)on Gypsy and Traveller communities and digital participation.

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Joseph Rowntree Foundation analysis: Comparing Investment in Universal Credit Work Allowances and Taper Rate

Spending £1 billion increasing work allowances helps more people exit poverty, and provides a larger budget boost to households in lower-income deciles, compared to spending the same amount on lowering the taper.

This is according to the September 2018 Joseph Rowntree Foundation analysis of different ways of boosting the budgets of low-income working households claiming Universal Credit (UC).

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