People with the poorest personal well-being were most likely to be economically inactive because of self-reported long-term illness or disability. A July 2018 report by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) identifies the factors common amongst those with the lowest levels of personal well-being.
Since 1918, 490 women have been elected to parliament. In 2018, there are 209 women MPs. For every woman currently in the House of Commons, there are twice as many men. A visual essay by 50:50 Parliament illustrates the history of gender representation in the House of Commons, with detailed demographics and policy implications.
47% of Britons think that immigration has a “good” impact on the economy – 14% higher than two years earlier The 35th edition of the NatCen British Social Attitudes survey asks: How will Britain navigate the global, social, economic and Brexit challenges of the near future?
Families need a third more income to make ends meet, and pensioners need twice as much, compared to 2008. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has published a 2018 update of the Minimum Income Standard (MIS) for the UK and a report on continuity and change in household budgets and living standards over the last ten years.
A July 2018 House of Commons publication compiles a reading list of briefings on Brexit since the EU Referendum on 23 June 2016.
The employment rate of people of working age (16-64) with disabilities is 50.7%, compared to 81.1% for people without disabilities. This is according to a June 2018 House of Commons briefing paper which gives the key statistics on disabled people in employment between January – March 2018.
For the first time in 40 years, we will invest our own money in our own priorities. The Government published its response to the Work and Pensions Select Committee report on European Social Fund (ESF) in June 2018.
London’s productivity has fallen by 1% over the last decade, compared to an increase of 1.5% across the UK as a whole.
This is according to the June 2018 report by Trust for London on London’s economic and living standards performance.
Positive Action is being chronically under-utilised, which in turn is acting as a barrier to addressing the under-representation of women in key sectors within apprenticeships and beyond.
This is according to June 2018 report (pdf) from the Young Women’s Trust (YWT) on the attitudes towards and use of positive action in relation to apprenticeships aimed at addressing gender inequality in the construction, engineering and ICT sectors in England.
‘My vision is for a city where everyone can reach their full potential, and I am confident we can make real progress in the years ahead’.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has set out his vision for an inclusive London in his May 2018 strategy (pdf).