Category: Disability

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Home Affairs Committee report: Immigration detention

‘Detaining an individual for reasons of immigration control is a deprivation of that person’s liberty’ says the March 2019 report (pdf) from the Home Affairs Committee.

This report details their key concerns with the current UK immigration detention system, specifically the treatment of vulnerable people in detention.

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Office for Budget Responsibility report: Welfare trends

The Office for Budget Responsibility have published their welfare trends report for 2019 (pdf), in January 2019. 

This report focuses on disability benefits – payments that contribute to the extra costs associated with daily living and mobility for people with disabling conditions.

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Government white paper: Help Shape Our Future

The UK Statistics Authority published their recommendations on the content and conduct of the 2021 Census for England and Wales, as set out in the December 2018 white paper (pdf).

This includes the proposal that, for the first time, the census will be predominantly online.

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Parity and clarity: The case for reforming hate crime law

Katharine Knox, our Head of Research and Policy Impact, reports on our recent seminar on legal reform of hate crime.

In EDF’s recent seminar on hate crime, participants identified a particular need for two things in hate crime law: parity and clarity. With a 17% increase in reported hate crime last year, and given the Law Commission’s review into hate crime law starting in 2019, we gathered experts together to consider the priorities for legal reform.

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