Economic Inclusion

Members of the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities are more likely to experience employment disadvantage, racial discrimination in recruitment and child poverty compared to the wider population. Studies have also reported that many community members face difficulties accessing financial products and services such as bank accounts, mortgages and insurance.

TM’s policy team work in consultation with Gypsies and Travellers to develop forward thinking policy solutions that address the economic marginalization these communities all too often face. We sit on the DWP’s Ethnic Minority Advisory Group and have a track of effectively engaging Government to improve the inclusion, monitoring and understanding of the issues impacting on the groups.


May 2014 Traveller Movement note on challenges and opportunities for Gypsies, Travellers and Roma in education, skills training and employment

Jan 2014 Child Poverty in the Gypsy and Traveller communities

Dec 2011  Department for Works and Pension: Classification of Gypsies and Travellers



May 2014 Traveller Movement response Child Poverty strategy 2014-17

May 2013  New report published on the impact of universal credit and welfare reforms on the Gypsy and Traveller communities

Nov 2010 Traveller Economic Inclusion Project and Roads to Success Report



July 2015 Submission to London Assembly Economy Committee consultation on the role of the third sector in employment and skills programmes

Sept 2014  Submission to DECC consultation on energy issues affecting park homes

June 2014 Letter to Minister Norman Baker MP on impact of Scrap Metal Dealers Act on Gypsies and Travellers