Welsh Affairs Committee call for evidence for pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Wales Bill

The Welsh Affairs Committee will undertake pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Wales Bill in January 2014.   The Government published the draft Wales Bill on 18 December 2013. The Bill primarily intends to enact UK Government policy in two areas:   Devolution of taxation and borrowing powers   Following the Government’s acceptance of the majority […]

Hate crime reporting gap persists, but watchdog welcomes progress

There is still a substantial gap between the number of disability hate crimes committed and how many are reported to police, although many public bodies are “making progress” with their response to disability-related harassment, according to a new report. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) was reporting on progress with how authorities are dealing […]

End of an era at Remploy as final three factories are sold

The final three Remploy sheltered factories have today (Friday) been sold, saving the jobs of nearly 180 disabled people, but marking the end of 67 years of manufacturing. The factories in Coventry, Derby and Birmingham – which provide services to UK automotive and construction machinery manufacturers – have been sold to Arlington Industries Group. Arlington […]

The UN Disability Convention: Participation Questionnaire

The questionnaire is available until 24 January 2014. This questionnaire is about the UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled People (the UNCRPD, or the Disability Convention). You can find out all about the Disability Convention here and by reading our guide. Are you a disabled people’s organisation?  If you would like to arrange a meeting about the questionnaire, please get in […]

Welsh Government Update on Access and Outdoor Recreation Green Paper

For information / of interest.   A consultation into Access and Outdoor recreation. – Natural Resources Wales   Planning our Future – is the consultation document – If you would like to respond, please do so directly.   A Word Format Consultation response form and other background reading also attached.   Taken from National Resource […]

ENIL Press Release

ENIL marks Human Rights Day by calling for resolute action to uphold the rights of disabled people in Europe to be taken

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