In August a UN committee examined the UK on its implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Committee Member and UK rapporteur Stig Langvad described the UK’s examination as ‘the most challenging exercise in the history of the Committee’, and the UK’s Equality and Human Rights Commission called it a “damning assessment by UN experts of the failure to protect disabled people’s rights across many areas of life in the UK”.
The Assembly’s Equalities, Local Government and Communities Committee will start hearing from witnesses for its inquiry into making the economy work for people on low incomes on 5 July. It will look at how the Welsh Government’s upcoming Economic Strategy and Employability Plan can improve the position of people on low incomes, as well as measures to boost low pay, (in)security of work and economic inequalities between different places and groups of people.
On Wednesday 21 June, the Assembly will debate the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee’s report into refugees and asylum seekers in Wales, and the Welsh Government’s response to its recommendations.
This is the third in a series of blog articles discussing the Blue Badge scheme. Tuesday’s blog explained the assessment and eligibility criteria, and yesterday’s blog described the application and appeals process.
This is the second in a series of blog articles discussing the Blue Badge scheme. Yesterday’s blog explained the assessment and eligibility criteria for applicants.
The Blue Badge scheme provides a national arrangement of parking concessions for disabled people, and operates throughout the UK.