Hard Times for Equality

This section contains links to research and other material addressing the impact of the financial crisis and austerity measures from an equality and human rights perspective. Please note that the EDF Research Network does not endorse the material provided on this website.

JRF report: The cost of the cuts

March 19, 2015

In March 2015, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation released a report entitled ‘the cost of the cuts: the impact on local government and poorer communities’.
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Social Policy in a Cold Climate research on ‘Changing Inequality in the UK’

March 18, 2015

The concluding research from the Social Policy in a Cold Climate programme was published in March 2015.
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Scottish Parliament: ‘The Cumulative Impact of Welfare Reform on Households in Scotland’

March 16, 2015

'The Cumulative Impact of Welfare Reform on Households in Scotland' was published by the Scottish Parliamentary Welfare Reform Committee on 2 March 2015.
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Social Policy in a Cold Climate: ‘The Coalition’s Social Policy Record’

January 30, 2015

The Coalition’s Social Policy Record: Policy, Spending and Outcomes 2010-2015 was published in January 2015.
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SCVO report: ‘Third sector and welfare on the frontline’

December 5, 2014

'Third sector and welfare on the frontline. The impact of welfare reform on families, individuals and communities from the perspective of the third sector organisations that support them' was published by SCVO in December 2014.
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Publication: ‘Gender Equality in Public Services’

December 4, 2014

This book analyses how gender equality work in British public services is changing in response to a range of factors.
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Understanding Society Insights 2014 report

November 18, 2014

Published in November 2014, this Understanding Society report presents a collection of research that depicts the changing lives of individuals and households in the UK.
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CASE and ISER report: ‘Were we really all in it together?’

November 18, 2014

'Were we really all in it together? The distributional effects of the UK Coalition government's tax-benefit policy changes' was published in November 2014.
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Cutting Corners: The Procedural Illegality of Legal Aid Cuts

October 30, 2014

The case of R (London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association & another) v Lord Chancellor found that the process adopted by the Government in reducing the number of criminal legal aid contracts was so unfair that it was unlawful.
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LSE Research on the impact of the local government spending cuts in London

October 30, 2014

Hard Times, New Directions? The impact of the local government spending cuts in three deprived neighbourhoods of London was published by Centre for Analysis for Social Exclusion in October 2014.
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