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Nathan Hudson-Sharp

Posted: 16 May, 2018 - 15:02 with: Comments

As shown by Stonewall’s recent Trans Report, it is difficult to overstate the obstacles faced by the UK’s transgender population. Harassment, violence and discrimination are staples of trans peoples’ daily experiences, resulting in high rates of mental distress, self-harm, and suicide.

Nathan Hudson-Sharp

Posted: 28 April, 2017 - 18:24 with: Comments

It is a long-standing narrative in academic and public debate that paid work has become more insecure. Arrangements such as fixed-term contracts, temporary working and employment via agencies have proliferated, arguably undermining more traditional employee-employee relationships and the securities they offer.  

Nathan Hudson-Sharp

Posted: 20 February, 2017 - 16:21 with: Comments

It has been said many times that the NHS is at breaking point. Talk of bed shortages, wasted resources, understaffing and missed targets saturate the media. A Government Adviser has even said recently that hospitals are in a ‘state of war’.  High rates of use of agency workers are seen as a symptom of a sick NHS but the reasons for their spiralling use are poorly understood. New research by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) set out to explain why agency workers seem to be keeping the NHS alive. The research diagnoses the root causes of high agency spending, revealing that  agency working is only the symptom of a much larger, chronic problem around NHS staffing.

Nathan Hudson-Sharp

Posted: 25 July, 2016 - 14:11 with: Comments

The UK has long been considered one of the best countries in the world for supporting LGBTI rights. With recent progress in relation to same-sex marriage and the prevention of LGB&T hate speech, it could even be said that the UK is well on its way to achieving full LGB&T equality.