The Equality Act: Challenges in Measuring Equality

Miller Research was commissioned to undertake an Equality Impact Assessment (EIA) for Finance Wales as it transitioned into the Development Bank of Wales. The Equality Act outlines nine protected characteristics, and the EIA must assess how the funds delivered under the Development Bank of Wales affect them. Specifically, it focuses on: • Promoting equality between people…

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Exodus of EU Labour Market in the Food and Drink industry

Recent figures published on 24 August 2017 by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveal that net migration to the UK (the difference between the number of people entering the country and leaving it) is at its lowest level in three years. The main reason for this change is the number of EU citizens leaving the…

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Overview of the General Qualifications Strategic Plan for Wales

The General Qualification Strategic Plan, published in July 2017 by Qualifications Wales, sets out the priorities for regulating general qualifications[1] over the next three years.   Focus Areas The plan outlined five focus areas; Securing standards Evaluating change Improving public understanding Increasing availability through the medium of Welsh Adopting an incremental approach to future changes Firstly, the…

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Patch-based teams; revisiting past ways of working

Recently, Astrid and I attended a conference run by GAVO and TVA entitled ‘Great Expectations – Delivering the Vision for Health & Social Care in Wales’. I felt the title was very fitting. Society is putting our health and social care systems under more and more strain with an increasing ageing population, declining health and…

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Hay-on-Wye Conference: Brexit One Year On

Two members of Miller Research attended a conference in Hay-on-Wye, reflecting on the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, one year later. Organised by Eluned Morgan AM, the event invited politicians, journalists, researchers and business people to present their views on the past year and the challenges presented by the ongoing negotiations. The opening…

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