People with the poorest personal well-being were most likely to be economically inactive because of self-reported long-term illness or disability. A July 2018 report by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) identifies the factors common amongst those with the lowest levels of personal well-being.
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.
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.
£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 …
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.
The UK is performing well on 24% of the targets relevant to domestic delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals. This is according to a July 2018 report by the UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development (UKSSD) which calls for Government leadership and cross-sector action for achieving the SGDs.
A July 2018 House of Commons publication compiles a reading list of briefings on Brexit since the EU Referendum on 23 June 2016.
The Government Equalities Office have published their July 2018 LGBT Action Plan: Improving the Lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People, alongside the results of a national survey of LGBT people.
‘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).