impact assessment

  • April 20, 2018

    Welsh Minsters say they cannot be silent as UK Government’s tax and welfare reforms threaten to plunge 50,000 more Welsh children into poverty and increase levels of deprivation for the most vulnerable families.

  • March 29, 2018

    A Chinese mining operation in Mozambique has put a coastal village at risk of being washed into the Indian Ocean, Amnesty International has revealed.

  • December 18, 2012

    It is widely acknowledged among those who still care that academia in the UK is in very serious trouble, says Dr Michael Marten from the University of Stirling. The most infamous embodiment of the current malaise is a mechanism imposed upon universities by successive Westminster governments: a system of ‘research assessment’ driven by an ideology of neo-liberal commodification. Alternative perspectives and mechanisms are badly needed, he says.

  • November 19, 2012

    The Trades Union Congress has criticised the Prime Minister's plans to scrap the requirement to undertake equality impact assessments before introducing policy changes.

  • March 1, 2012

    While the direction of ‘impact statements’ is all about what the public is getting for its money, it says nothing about the bigger issues of impact that offend or contest common sense and sensibility and in which universities have always, in the past, taken a leading role. Dr Alison Jasper argues this point with regard to two icons of feminist religious and philosophical scholarship, Simone de Beauvoir and Mary Daly.