Poverty rates for children and pensioners are on the increase – a reversal of 20 years of reduced poverty in the UK. This is according to UK Poverty 2017, a December 2017 report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF).
Some of the richest places in England like West Berkshire deliver worse outcomes for their disadvantaged children than places that are much poorer like Sunderland and Tower Hamlets.
This is from the Social Mobility Commission’ annual State of the Nation, in November 2017.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have published a white paper on the industrial strategy, in November 2017.
This paper sets out a long-term plan to boost the productivity and earning power of people throughout the UK.
Members of the public should not underestimate their role in tackling anti-Muslim prejudice during their daily lives, says a 2016 annual report from Tell MAMA, in November 2017.
The UK is a wealthy nation; but that wealth is very unevenly divided, says an October 2017 briefing paper from the IPPR Commission on Economic Justice.
The timing of benefit payments needs to be more flexible to fit the diverse needs of different families.
This is one of the recommendations from the Resolution Foundation’s report on the Universal Credit (UC) system, in October 2017.
Incomes are not keeping up with prices, and the living standards of ordinary working families are being eroded.
The past decade has seen a huge growth in numbers of children experiencing homelessness and being forced to live in temporary accommodation. Living in temporary accommodation can result in breaches of many key children’s rights.
In an October 2017 briefing, CRAE explains how taking a children’s rights approach to homeless policy could help challenge and tackle some of these issues.
Female lone parents, who make up 92% of all lone parents, will lose on average services worth over £4,900 (over 10% of their standard of living). Black women are overrepresented among single parent households.
This is according to a 2017 October report from the Women’s Budget Group, Runnymede Trust, RECLAIM and Coventry Women’s Voices.
The funding pressures on adult social care are having very serious consequences on the quantity and quality of care people receive.