Poorer children have worse cognitive, social-behavioural and health outcomes because they are poor, finds a CASE and LSE report (pdf) updated in July 2017.
Living Standards, Poverty and Inequality 2017 explores changes in the distribution of household incomes in the UK, and what that means for local and national inequality.
Four years ago, the then government implemented the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO). In June 2017, the Law Society conducted a review of the legal aid changes introduced under the act.
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has published its July 2017 report on minimum income standards.
Britain, while divided on many questions, does have an underlying state of mind, says NatCen’s 34th British Social Attitudes Survey. That of a kindhearted but not softhearted community.
The increasing absence of Muslims from British civil society is a growing problem in the UK, says a July 2017 report from the Citizens Commission on Islam, Participation and Public Life.
Over three million people – one in ten of the UK workforce – now face insecurity at work, finds a June 2017 Trade Union Congress report.
Our country has reached an inflection point, says a June 2017 report from the Social Mobility Commission. If we go on as we have been, the divisions that have opened up in British society are likely to widen.
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.