Even after the inclusion of state benefits, families with children face higher levels of poverty than other demographic groups. The Children’s Commissioner for England and IFS have published a June 2018 report which measures total public spending on children, including benefits, education spending, services for vulnerable children and healthcare.
In 50 years’ time, there are likely to be an additional 8.6 million people aged 65 years and over – a population roughly the size of London. This is according to an August 2018 article by the Office for National Statistics on the UK’s ageing population.
‘Relative child poverty may have risen to its highest rate in at least 15 years, despite high levels of employment’ says the annual Living Standards Audit (pdf) from the Resolution Foundation, in July 2018.
People can lose the effect of work allowances, be inappropriately benefit capped while in work, and lose out on support for housing costs. These problems should surprise nobody, having been raised in parliament as far back as 2012 when universal credit was still in the design stage.
This according to the August 2018 report (pdf) from Child Poverty Action Group on the universal credit.
‘Disabled women experience disproportionate levels of all forms of violence and abuse from carers, partners and those in the community’ says a July 2018 report (pdf) from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).
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The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published a July 2018 report on household finances, which shows that households are borrowing more and saving less.
160,000 households in the UK are homeless; by 2041 this could be close to 400,000. This is according to a July 2018 report by WPI Economics, for Crisis UK and HomelessLink, on how Brexit could affect homelessness.
A July 2018 report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) assesses progress on women’s rights since 2013, in areas including: enhancing the status of international human rights in domestic law gender-based violence, harassment and abuse participation in political and civic life access to civil justice human trafficking and modern slavery detention and asylum health, …
‘Over half of homeless families in England are in work.’ Shelter’s July 2018 report on homelessness and employment finds that the majority of families in temporary accommodation are working.