Tag: English regions

Bright Blue and Joseph Rowntree Foundation report: Burning Britain?

In Theresa May’s first speech as Prime Minster, she proclaimed her Government’s mission was to tackle ‘burning injustices’ in Britain. But preparing for Brexit has dominated Government thinking since then.

This is according to the May 2018 report on ‘burning injustices’ in Britain (pdf), by Bright Blue and Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

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House of Commons briefing paper: Social Care – Announcements Delaying the Introduction of Funding Reforms

In July 2015, the Government announced that it would delay reforms of social care funding from April 2016 to April 2020.

In response, the House of Commons Library have published a February 2018 briefing paper outlining the postponement of these reforms. 

This paper finds:

The Government cited the expected £6 billion cost of the policy (over five years) at “a time of consolidation” as the reason for the delay, and noted the “genuine concerns raised by stakeholders” about the introduction of the changes
The Government has stated that it will publish a Green Paper on social care for older people by the 2018 parliamentary summer recess (which starts on 25 July), and undertake a parallel programme of work in regard to social care for working age adults
In December 2017, the revised date of April 2020 for the introduction of the cap was dropped and no new date was announced. The Government told the House that this postponement was necessary “to allow for fuller engagement and the development of the approach, and so that reforms to the care system and how it is paid for are considered in the round”.
Read the full report.

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Sisters For Change report: Unequal Regard, Unequal Protection – Public Authority Responses to Violence Against Black and Minority Ethnic Women in England

BME and refugee women are 3 times more likely to commit suicide than other women in the UK, says a November 2017 from Sisters For Change. 

Unequal Regard, Unequal Protection assesses how the UK Government and public authorities – both centrally and locally – are responding to violence against BME women in England. 

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