English housing survey 2014-15 results

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The Government published the results of the 2014-15 English housing survey in July 2016.

The survey is a continuous national survey commissioned by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). It collects information about people’s housing circumstances and the condition and energy efficiency of housing in England.

A headline report is produced along with nine reports focusing on specific areas such as the private rented sector, housing for older people, and first-time buyers.

Report on LGBT Londoners’ unmet needs: ‘Still Out There’

A report into LGBT Londoners’ unmet needs, Still Out There, was published in July 2016. The research was carried out by Anglia Ruskin University and the report was produced by a partnership of LGBT organisations with funding from Trust for London.

The report, which surveyed 158 LGBT service users and 60 service providers in the capital, found that 40% of respondents experience some form of prejudice on a regular basis, with one-third reporting constant concerns over their physical safety, both at home and elsewhere.

The full report is available as well as key findings.

Research on inequalities in outcomes in London and the North of England

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A paper published by the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion at LSE suggests that the economic divergence between London and the Northern regions in England continues to grow.

The gaps are also growing in relation to a number of social outcomes, such as education and health, with improvement in these outcomes in London being in line with economic conditions in the capital bouncing back to pre-recession levels or beyond while the North lags behind. But economic growth in London has not resulted in reduced poverty or inequality.

Pulling in the Same Direction? Economic and Social Outcomes in London and the North of England since the Recession by Polina Obolenskaya, Ruth Lupton and Bert Provan was published in July 2016.

Research on inequalities in outcomes in London and the North of England

A paper published by the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion at LSE suggests that the economic divergence between London and the Northern regions in England continues to grow.

The gaps are also growing in relation to a number of social outcomes, such as education and health, with improvement in these outcomes in London being in line with economic conditions in the capital bouncing back to pre-recession levels or beyond while the North lags behind. But economic growth in London has not resulted in reduced poverty or inequality.

Pulling in the Same Direction? Economic and Social Outcomes in London and the North of England since the Recession by Polina Obolenskaya, Ruth Lupton and Bert Provan was published in July 2016.

UK in a Changing Europe article: Brexterity, EUsterity and Child Welfare

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The possible costs of Brexit include further austerity and inequality. In turn, austerity has been linked with discrimination against women, equality-stagnation, and violations of children’s rights.

This is according to a June 2016 article on women’s rights and Brexit by Dr Charlotte O’Brien from the University of York.

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Social Market Foundation briefing on devolution and poverty

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The Social Market Foundation published a briefing on devolution and poverty in June 2016.

According to the briefing greater devolution in England has been largely framed around growth, with much less debate about the impact on poverty. The briefing summarises the key questions and considerations facing policymakers and draws out key themes, such as the rationale for localisation, the barriers to tackling poverty and implications for when and how to devolve.

The SMF has also written a blog on the report for the Barrow Cadbury Trust website.

Trust for London and RSA Inequality Debate

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In April 2016, Trust for London in partnership with the RSA, assembled an expert panel to debate the issue of inequality in London.

The panel included Danny Dorling, Professor of Geography, University of Oxford and Mark Littlewood, Director General, Institute of Economic Affairs. The debate was chaired by Sonia Sodha, Chief Leader Writer, The Observer.

Background information about the event is available on the RSA website.