The UK was ranked ninth out of 28 countries for the size of its social protection expenditure in 2015. This is according to ONS data published in June 2018 on social protection in the UK and how it compares with selected European countries in 2015.
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 Department for Work and Pensions has published the results of a survey on Universal Credit Full Service previously called the ‘digital service’, in June 2018.
The public is generally unaware of the systemic causes of homelessness, the breadth of its reach and the scope of its consequences.
This is according to the May 2018 report Reframing Homelessness by FrameWorks Institute and Crisis on changing public thinking about homelessness.
The House of Commons Library have published a May 2018 briefing paper, which provides links to a selection of debates that have referenced Brexit in the title or during a debate in 2018.
Housing is the cornerstone of independent living, yet many disabled people live in homes that do not meet their requirements.
This is according to the May 2018 report on housing and disabled people in England, Wales and Scotland by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).
In Theresa May’s first speech as Prime Minster, she proclaimed her Government’s mission was to tackle ‘burning injustices’ in Britain. But preparing for Brexit has dominated Government thinking since then.
This is according to the May 2018 report on ‘burning injustices’ in Britain (pdf), by Bright Blue and Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
‘Foodbanks have seen a 30% increase in food parcels given in areas of Universal Credit roll-out.’ This is according to the April 2018 report (pdf) by The Trussell Trust on the Universal Credit and the use of foodbanks.
The Commons Library have published an April 2018 briefing on the progress of the ‘Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) Bill 2017-19’ as it completes committee stage.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission have released a series of infographics to illustrate key findings from their March 2018 report on the impact of tax and welfare reforms.