There are over 2 million children in England living in families with substantial complex needs, and that of these 1.6 million children have no established, recognised form of additional support.
This is from the 2018 annual report (pdf) from the Children’s Commissioner which explores the assets, resources and competencies of vulnerable children, with a particular focus on children with experience of domestic violence.
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Poverty is gendered. Women in the UK are slightly more likely to live in poverty than men when this is measured on the usual household basis (21% of adult women, compared to 19% of adult men in 2016-17).
This is from the July 2018 report (pdf) from the Women’s Budget Group on the causes of poverty among women and the consequences that poverty has on women’s lives.
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The talents of more than a million people aged over 50 who want to work are being wasted because of discrimination, bias and outdated employment practices.
This is according to a July 2018 report by the Women and Equalities Committee on older people and discrimination.
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27% of the prison population are from BME groups, compared to 14% of the general population.
A July 2018 report by Runnymede and the Centre for Criminology at the University of Greenwich looks at disproportionality, safety and mental health in British prisons.
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The Department for Work and Pensions published statistical information on the policy that provides support for a maximum of 2 children in Child Tax Credit and Universal Credit in June 2018.
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Payments by the UK to meet the estimated £8.6 billion liability for its share of EU staff pensions and post-employment sickness benefits could last until at least 2064.
This is according to the June 2018 report from the Public Accounts Committee on the estimated value of Brexit.
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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.
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Brexit has proffered an opportunity for official and academic expressions of imperial pride and proposals to rehabilitate colonialism as a political project.
This is according to an article by Nadine El‐Enany in the summer 2018 edition of the IPPR Progressive Review
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“Xenophobic populism and hate speech have continued to rise in 2017, with high levels of migration and challenges of integration, religious extremism, terrorist attacks and the austerity-driven socio-economic climate observed all over Europe.”
This is according to the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI), in their annual report for 2017.
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