An Equality and Human Rights Commission Scotland report published today shows an increased number of Scots are working past retirement with over 9,000 men and women aged between 65-74 clocking up over 49 hours per week. The census analysis carried out by Stirling University also showed older people are at risk of isolation with two-thirds of older Scots living alone and potentially cut off from society due to health problems or a lack of public transport.
Racist incidents in Scotland - Alastair Pringle, EHRC Scotland Director issued a response to the Scottish Government's recently released statistics on racist incidents
The recruitment process for the next EHRC Commissioner for Scotland has commenced. The appointment is by the Government Equality Office and the closing date is 14 December 2015. Application details for the Scotland Commissioner role are at //publicappointments.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/appointment/scotland-commissioner/ and further details on the roles of the Commissioner and the Scotland Committee can be found here.
Largest ever review reveals levels of progress towards equality in Scotland and across Britain over the last five years - The most comprehensive review ever carried out on progress towards greater equality and human rights protection across Scotland and the rest of Britain has been published. It reveals that while for some life has become fairer over the past five years, for others progress has stalled and for some life on many fronts has got worse.
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Last Updated: 26 Nov 2015