Category: Work

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Equality and Human Rights Commission report: Is Britain Fairer?

Although positive progress has been made in some areas of life for some people, there is still a lot more to do to ensure everyone is free from discrimination and can enjoy their basic human rights.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission have published their review of how Britain is performing on equality and human rights (pdf), in October 2018.

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Business in the Community charter: Race at Work

Figures from the Race Disparity Audit’s Ethnicity Facts and Figures website and the BITC Race at Work Survey highlight that people from ethnic minorities persistently encounter significant disparities in employment and progression.

Business in the Community have launched the Race at Work Charter, in October 2018, which commits businesses who sign up to a set of principles and actions designed to improve the recruitment and progression of ethnic minority employees.

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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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Business in the Community report: Equal Lives

83% of men with caring responsibilities believe that organisations should provide considerable support for employees who look after children or dependent adults but only 43% believe their employer does this.

This is from the September 2018 report (pdf) from Business in the Community, in partnership with Santander, on the roles of women and men in caring responsibilities.

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