Disabled People of Colour are left behind by data – that’s a political choice

Gaps in research kill people. This is the position People of Colour often find ourselves in. But this problem is made worse for People of Colour with disabilities. The Canary has already looked at the lack of data available in this area. Research allows groups of people to be able to access structural support and to find networks of support. This time, we’ll be looking at the practical reasons why disabled People of Colour are missed out in data analysis – and what can be done about this. Barriers to research There are some practical problems here, before we get to the structural problems. A lot of research in…

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SNP slams UK government for making ‘a deliberate choice’ to increase unemployment

The UK government has made a “deliberate choice” to allow unemployment to increase with their replacement for the furlough scheme, the SNP has claimed. Criticism With the job retention scheme due to end in October, chancellor Rishi Sunak announced on Thursday 24 September a new scheme to top up the wages of workers whose employers can only bring them back on reduced hours. The scheme has drawn criticism from opposition parties along with the Resolution Foundation and the Institute for Fiscal Studies. They say it will not help to slow the tide of unemployment expected as the UK enters a second wave of coronavirus. Ian Blackford, leader of…

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