Discrimination

New funding to tackle racial inequality across Liverpool City Region

27/07/2021

New investment will see 22,000 local authority staff receive race equality training across Liverpool City Region.

Combined authority first to be awarded RACE quality mark

26/07/2021

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has become the first organisation in the UK to be awarded the RACE Equality Code.

Calls to end 'unstable and discriminatory' housing system

26/05/2021

A third of adults are living in homes that are unaffordable, unfit or unstable, a homelessness charity has warned today.

London boroughs vow to do more to tackle racial inequalities

09/12/2020

The disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on ethnic minorities shows there’s ‘so much more to do’ to promote racial equality, London borough leaders have said.

Planning reforms present 'dangers' for disabled peopled, Lord Holmes warns

07/07/2020

The relaxation of planning rules poses 'serious dangers' for disabled people, Lord Holmes has warned.

Two councils join forces to address health inequalities

06/05/2020

Two councils have joined together to tackle health inequalities affecting Black African and Caribbean communities.

Older people face ‘litany of damaging stereotypes’, charity warns

20/03/2020

Older people in the UK are seen as incompetent, hostile or a burden on society, according to the findings of a new study into ageism.

Council demands end to ‘age-based pay discrimination’

31/01/2020

Gateshead Council has announced that it will be lobbying the Government to end age-based pay discrimination.

Court rules adoption service ‘discriminated against’ couple

09/12/2019

A court has awarded a couple £120,000 in damages after their local adoption service turned them away because of their Indian heritage.

A tale from Shakespeare Country – comedy or tragedy?

11/11/2019

Goings on in deepest Warwickshire suggest a hinterland of a dark and oppressive culture of sexism, says Mark Whitehead

Local leaders pledge to tackle ageism

01/10/2019

Mayors and council leaders have pledged to tackle discrimination on grounds of age.

One in 10 rental properties advertised as ‘no housing benefit’

08/11/2018

Around 10% of rental properties in England are likely to be advertised unlawfully by explicitly discriminating against people who rely on housing benefit.

Letting agents discriminate against tenants on benefits

22/08/2018

Several major letting agents are discriminating against tenants on housing benefit, according to campaigners.

Whitehall defends voter ID reform against accusations of ‘discrimination’

23/04/2018

The Government has defended its plans to require voters to produce ID when voting after watchdog warned reform may discriminate against ethnic minorities.

PM announces £90m to address ethnic inequalities in youth unemployment

19/03/2018

The prime minister today announced a £90m programme to address ethnic disparities in youth unemployment in the wake of the Government’s study of inequality within public services.

Javid latest MP to receive 'punish a Muslim' letter

16/03/2018

Local government secretary Sajid Javid has become the fifth politician to receive a hate-filled anti-Muslim letter.

Commissioners highlight problems for voters with disabilities

10/11/2017

Some people were unable to vote in the last general election because of their disabilities, according to the Electoral Commission.

Councils complicit in ‘human rights violations’, disability organisations say

21/08/2017

Deaf and disability organisations have accused the Government and local authorities of human rights violations due to policies which prevent disabled people living independent lives.

Council pays out £2000 after blind woman unable to vote

07/06/2017

A woman has won a legal challenge against her district council over voting access for the blind and partially sighted.

Disability access to council websites ‘ongoing challenge’

17/05/2017

The websites of nearly a third of councils failed an accessibility test for people with disabilities proving digital access is still ‘an ongoing challenge’.

Campaigners call for ‘failing’ Prevent duty to be scrapped after discrimination case

27/01/2017

A civil liberties group has demanded the ‘failing’ Prevent duty be scrapped after education authority admits discriminating against a child with a toy gun.

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It’s now or never for modern democracy

The electoral landscape is now ‘more crowded than ever’, while council resources have been ground down, says Laura Lock – and she warns that professionals do not have limitless capacity.
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