Members may be aware of an announcement that appeared in the national press late last week which related to the centralisation of operations in the Government Communications unit and cuts to staffing.
The video of the killing of George Floyd in the USA by police quickly went viral across the world. It has led to mass mobilisations as part of the Black Lives Matter movement first in the USA and then globally including here in the UK.
Many of you will have seen the ONS report recently which provided evidence that black and minority ethnic people are dying disproportionately from coronavirus. The report said that those from the African diaspora are over four times more likely to die than white people and that those from the Asian diaspora are over 3 times more likely to die. This brief is to specifically address those issues arising from this.
Refuge, the largest UK domestic abuse charity, has reported a 700% increase in calls to its helpline in just one day.
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