Category: Disability

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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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European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights report: Being Black in the EU

‘In the 21st century, there is no excuse for racial discrimination. Yet black people in the EU today are still victims of widespread and unacceptable levels of discrimination and harassment simply because of their skin colour’. 

This is according to the November 2018 report (pdf) from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), which examines the experiences of nearly 6,000 black people in 12 European Union Member States.

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Civil Society Futures: The Story of Our Times

The Inquiry into the Future of Civil Society (Civil Society Futures)  have launched their final report in November 2018 (pdf).  Chaired by Julia Unwin, the inquiry seeks to give the sector the tools it needs to address and find solutions to challenges facing society. 

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London School of Economics report: Switching Focus

What ‘levers’ could best influence employers to improve disabled people’s
employment and pay?

This is one of the key questions which is explored in the November 2018 report from the London School of Economics which seeks to answer, whose responsibility is it to improve disabled people’s employment and pay?

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