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.
The Home Office have updated their statutory guidance on slavery and human trafficking in business and supply chains.
Very significant differences in typical incomes and employment between ethnicities remain, finds an August 2017 briefing by the Resolution Foundation.
Key Issues 2017 is a series of short briefings on the topics that will take centre stage in UK and international politics in the June Parliament.
More than a million households living in private rented accommodation risk of becoming homeless by 2020, finds a June 2017 report by Shelter. And the most important factor here is the shortfall between housing benefit and the cost of private renting.
A June 2017 House of Commons Library briefing paper provides statistics on poverty in the UK.
The Sustainable Development Goals are an ambitious and potentially transformative framework, agreed by all of the countries in the world. The Fabian Society has published a series of April 2017 recommendations for government, the private sector, civil society and campaigners to ensure these goals are met.
The Women’s Budget Group published a briefing paper on social care in March 2017. The WBG noted that women bore the brunt of the crisis in social care – the majority of those in need of care and the majority of the care workforce, paid and unpaid, are women.
The Department of Health published the guidance Social Work: Essential to Integration in March 2017.