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Pension freeze for minorities who retire abroad

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People who retire to countries such as India, Pakistan, Trinidad &Tobago, Grenada, Nigeria and Kenya are not entitled to their full pension payout, unlike those retiring and staying in the UK and Europe.

People from Black and minority ethnic (BME) background who retire to certain countries will have their state pension frozen for the duration of their retirement and this will have a detrimental effect on future of BME finances according to a report by equality think tank Runnymede Trust.

Covid 19: Campaigners demand for Race Equality Strategy

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PRESS RELEASE IMMEDIATE 27/05/20

CONTACT: simon@obv.org.uk / 07920 057 237 / 07584 177 529

Covid 19: Campaigners demand for Race Equality Strategy

Unity in Diversity: An Investigation into the Government's updated Covid strategy

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Amidst its new slogan and the easing of restrictions, there is still the sense that the government would stand to benefit from greater clarity.

The search for a BAME Prime Minister and FTSE 100 CEO starts here

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IMMEDIATE
CONTACT: ashok@obv.org.uk/07920 057 237

To apply: https://www.obv.org.uk.  For further application enquiries please contact: obvschemes@gmail.com.  The closing date for applications is Sunday 7th June 2020.

Recruiting now for Pathway to Success 2020 programme

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Operation Black Vote, in partnership with the University of Oxford’s Magdalen College and Blavatnik School of Government, Lloyds Bank, and the House of Commons is thrilled to open the recruitment for the second year our Pathway to Success 5-day residential Leadership Programme at the University of Oxford; to nurture the country’s future Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) leaders. The participants will engage with some of the greatest minds and expertise in political and civic governance in the UK.

Lockdown: Children should not suffer educationally

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The Frenchman writer and statesman, Victor Hugo once said:

“He who opens a school door, closes a prison.”

Covid-19 and BAME mental health

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Lord Woolley asks Govt. Covid-19 Parliamentary question

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Lord Woolley asks parliamentary question on UK Govt. response to Covid-19 and the BAME impact around work

 

Full transcript of the debate

*Please note that the image used for this article is an archive photo from a pre-lockdown physical sitting of Parliament.

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