End Hunger UK report: Fix Universal Credit

We all rely on the welfare safety net being there for us in times of financial stress or hardship. But Universal Credit is currently failing in this task. This is according to a July 2018 report by End Hunger UK on Universal Credit and food poverty in the UK.

University of Glasgow report: Attracting and Retaining Migrants in Post-Brexit Scotland – Is a Social Integration Strategy the Answer?

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Scotland would benefit from introducing a social integration strategy for all migrants, providing it is mainstreamed and aimed at supporting the inclusion of everyone into local communities and within the wider society, regardless of their ethnic background.

This is from the June 2018 report (pdf) from Dr Paulina Trevena  at the University of Glasgow on whether introducing a social integration strategy for all migrants in Scotland could support the goal of attracting and retaining people in the country.

50:50 Parliament visual essay: Women in Parliament

Since 1918, 490 women have been elected to parliament. In 2018, there are 209 women MPs. For every woman currently in the House of Commons, there are twice as many men. A visual essay by 50:50 Parliament illustrates the history of gender representation in the House of Commons, with detailed demographics and policy implications.

NatCen report: British Social Attitudes

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?

Fabian Society report: Take Good Care – Improving Support and Wellbeing in Later Life

£15 billion extra will be required by 2030 to cope with the rising number of older people – without improving the quality or quantity of services which are seen to be in crisis. This is according to a July 2018 report on support for older people by Fabian Society, supported by Age UK and Hanover Housing …

Institute for Public Policy Research: An Equal Exit? The Distributional Consequences of Leaving the EU

Many supporters of Remain or Leave have portrayed the distributional effects of Brexit as straightforwardly positive or negative. In fact, the potential effects of Brexit on inequality are complex and multifaceted. A July 2018 report by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) looks at how leaving the EU could impact on inequalities across income groups, …