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Record levels of hate crime were reported by three-quarters of police forces in England and Wales in the aftermath of last year's EU referendum, new analysis has shown. In some areas the number of incidents jumped by more than 50%. A human rights organisation has said the country should prepare…
Researchers have been awarded a £250,000 grant to help the Government monitor Brexit-related hate crime on social media. A team at Cardiff University is to develop a monitoring tool that displays a live feed of the spread of hate speech on Twitter. The researchers will use Brexit as a demonstrator…
Britain needs to recruit and train 1.6 million low-skilled health and social care workers up to 2022, more than any other job in the country, as part of a post-Brexit action plan for the sector, a think tank has said. The IPPR said around 55,000 social care workers are EU…
Job vacancies are increasing despite continued uncertainty over what will happen to the economy when the UK leaves the European Union, according to a report. Recruitment firm Reed said 110,000 jobs have been posted on its website so far this year, 16% up on the same period in 2016. The…
Leading doctors have expressed concern over the impact Brexit could have on the NHS workforce. If there is a dip in the number of European surgeons who work in the NHS there could be a "significant problem", Ian Eardley, vice president of the Royal College of Surgeons said. He told…
Nursing leaders have warned that the NHS "would not cope" without staff from abroad, as new figures suggest the number of EU nationals joining NHS hospitals has soared. Around one in five nurses recruited in England 2015/16 were non-British EU nationals - up from one in 14 in 2011/12. Over…
Tens of thousands of care workers from the European Union are facing an uncertain future in England following the vote for Brexit, leading care organisations have said. It means that care services for the elderly and disabled people could be at risk, according to the older people's charity Independent Age…
Scotland is facing a "critical shortage" in social care staff which could be made even worse as a result of Brexit, Holyrood's Health Committee has been warned. MSPs were told the sector suffers from high turnover rates similar to those seen in call centres due to low wages, lack of…
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