47% of Britons think that immigration has a “good” impact on the economy – 14% higher than two years earlier The 35th edition of the NatCen British Social Attitudes survey asks: How will Britain navigate the global, social, economic and Brexit challenges of the near future?
In the social care sector, there will be a funding gap of £2.2–£2.5 billion in 2019–20. This is according to a June 2018 joint report by the Health and Social Care and Housing, Communities and Local Government Committees on long-term funding of adult social care.
Families need a third more income to make ends meet, and pensioners need twice as much, compared to 2008. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has published a 2018 update of the Minimum Income Standard (MIS) for the UK and a report on continuity and change in household budgets and living standards over the last ten years.
Two-thirds of head teachers believe that inequalities between schools are becoming wider as a result of current government policy. This is according to a May 2018 report by UCL Institute of Education and funded by Nuffield Foundation and National Foundation for Educational Research on the government’s ‘self-improving school lead system’ (SISS) policy agenda since 2010.
Positive Action is being chronically under-utilised, which in turn is acting as a barrier to addressing the under-representation of women in key sectors within apprenticeships and beyond.
This is according to June 2018 report (pdf) from the Young Women’s Trust (YWT) on the attitudes towards and use of positive action in relation to apprenticeships aimed at addressing gender inequality in the construction, engineering and ICT sectors in England.
‘My vision is for a city where everyone can reach their full potential, and I am confident we can make real progress in the years ahead’.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has set out his vision for an inclusive London in his May 2018 strategy (pdf).
We’re all ageing. Yet ageism is the most commonly experienced form of prejudice and discrimination. This is according to a report on old age by the Royal Society on Public Health (RSPH), which argues that ageism harms the public’s health.
If slow growth in productivity is the ‘new normal’, the same will be true for living standards growth. This is according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies June 2018 report; Living Standards, Poverty and Inequality in the UK.
79,000 families are currently housed in temporary accommodation in England, a staggering rise of 65% since 2010. This is according to a June 2018 report by Children’s Rights Alliance for England (CRAE) and the Change it! steering group of 24 young activists who have experienced homelessness.
The Gang Matrix is is a racially biased database criminalising a generation of young black men.
This is according to Amnesty International, who have published a May 2018 report on the Gang Matrix; a database of suspected gang members in London and an associated campaign.
It claims that the database is a practice of the Metropolitan Police and other government services which view youth violence, gun and knife crime in London through a politicised lens of a ‘war against the gang’.