The UK Government’s 2017 Annual Report on Modern Slavery provides an overview of modern slavery in the UK, how the UK has responded to this threat over the last 12 months, and how it will respond in future.
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.
Thriving at Work is an independent review of mental health and employers by Lord Dennis Stevenson and Paul Farmer.
Only 17% of low-paid workers have gone on to get better pay. This means many low-paid workers are permanently stuck in low pay.
This is according to an October 2017 research paper by the Social Mobility Commission.
The UK is among the EU countries with the largest inflows of foreign nationals, but it is not unique.
More than a third (37%) of Black or minority ethnic (BME) workers polled have been bullied, abused or experienced racial discrimination by their employer.
This is according to a September 2017 report by the Trade Union Congress.
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.
The Race Disparity Audit and its Ethnicity Facts and Figures website have been made public, in October 2017.
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