A petition has been launched to revise the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) guidelines on religion, personal values and beliefs after a woman in Brighton was refused the morning after pill by a pharmacist because of the practitioner’s ‘personal beliefs’.
Cross-party politicans, police chiefs and homeless charities have called on the UK government to scrap the Vagrancy Act which permits rough sleepers to be arrested and stop criminalising homelessness.
New data released following a freedom of information request shows that 27 people who were recorded as fans of the football team, Manchester United were arrested for racism over a three season period, more than any other team.
Labour MP for Walthamstow, Stella Creasy has spoken out against the Independent Press Standards Authority (IPSA), the body tasked with regulating MP’s pay, arguing that its refusal to provide paid cover for MPs on maternity leave discriminates against women entering the House of Commons.
Healthcare groups have launched ‘Patients Not Passports’, an online resource designed to help build community support against advanced payments for migrants to use NHS services and to end immigration checks on those suspected of being “overseas visitors”.
A group of MPs has referred the Home Office to the equalities watchdog requesting that an investigation be held into whether ‘hostile environment’ immigration policies unlawfully discriminate against migrants.
Human rights charities and organisations have called for the Home Office and local authorities to put an end to the ‘Hostile environment policy’ and better protect the rights of undocumented migrants in the UK.
An Iraqi man who broke the law in order to bring his baby niece into the UK from a French refugee camp to receive life-saving medical treatment has been given temporary reprieve from an order to deport him to Iraq.
The Social Mobility Commission has warned that the progress of social mobility has been virtually stagnant since 2014 and that the government must provide extra funding for older teenagers in education and extend free child care to low income families.
New guidelines in England and Wales will require victims of certain crimes, including rape and sexual assault to sign a consent form to hand over their mobile phone to be checked by the police.