The Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland, Brendan McGuigan has called for further action to be taken by the criminal justice system to improve how cases of domestic violence and abuse are handled.

A research paper from CCEA (Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment) has just been published.  The report ‘Why Don’t More Young Women Study Computing?’ looked at why comparatively few girls choose to study computer-related subjects at school.


Women on bench with laptop

The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee and the Work and Pensions Committee at Westminster launched a Joint Inquiry to examine the impact of Welfare Policy in Northern Ireland.  The Inquiry focused on Universal Credit, the two-child limit and the Northern Ireland mitigations package. 


The Low Pay Commission is gathering evidence in support of its 2019 report. The Womens Regional Consortium/Womens Centre Derry was invited to meet Commissioners and to voice their views on how the existing target for the National Living Wage has worked and on potential future arrangements.