Back under the radar? A review of plans for the census

This blog looks at recent developments on the framing of the sex question in the next census. TimingThe UK census is undertaken by three separate census authorities: National Records of Scotland (NRS); the Office for National Statistics (ONS) which covers…

Options for securing consensus on the Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill (September 2020)

This blog may be downloaded as a briefing hereA more detailed briefing note on these proposals can be accessed here It has been hard to miss the reaction to the Scottish Government’s proposal in its hate crime bill to extend…

MBM response to the UK Government GRA announcement

Today’s statement by Liz Truss brings much needed clarity on the UK Government’s proposals to reform the Gender Recognition Act. We have previously argued that a shift to a system of self-declaration, without the requirement for a diagnosis of gender…

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