Poverty rates for children and pensioners are on the increase – a reversal of 20 years of reduced poverty in the UK.
This is according to UK Poverty 2017 (pdf), a December 2017 report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF). Continue reading “Joseph Rowntree Foundation report: UK Poverty 2017”
At least two million workers in Britain are losing over £3 billion in unpaid holiday pay and wages a year, says a November 2017 report (pdf) from Middlesex University London.
Continue reading “Middlesex University London report: Unpaid Britain – Wage Default in the British Labour Market”
Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) children accounted for 60% of all child arrests by the Metropolitan Police in 2016.
This is according to figures from the Howard League for Penal Reform, compiled in November 2017 from FOI requests. Continue reading “Howard League for Penal Reform statistics: Ethnicity Analysis of Child Arrests”
‘A willingness to exploit workers should not be a competitive advantage. A race to the bottom risks undercutting the vast majority of businesses that do treat their workers well.’
This is according to A Framework for Modern Employment (pdf), published in November 2017 by the House of Commons Work and Pensions and Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committees.
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Some of the richest places in England like West Berkshire deliver worse outcomes for their disadvantaged children than places that are much poorer like Sunderland and Tower Hamlets.
This is from the Social Mobility Commission’s State of the Nation (pdf), in November 2017.
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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have published a white paper on the industrial strategy (pdf), in November 2017.
This paper sets out a long-term plan to boost the productivity and earning power of people throughout the UK.
Continue reading “Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy white paper: Industrial Strategy – Building a Britain Fit for the Future”
The Law Society Gazette published a November 2017 article on the Law Society’s report on the growing evidence that the government’s legal aid cuts have been a false economy.
Continue reading “The Law Society Gazette article: Legal Aid Cuts Shown Up as False Economy – New Research”
Although people with mental health conditions and learning disabilities are overrepresented in police custody and prison, these individuals are not always identified, nor is the system designed with them in mind.
This is from a November 2017 report from Justice (pdf) which makes 52 recommendations on the criminal justice process.
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The Department for Education and the Government Equalities Office have published a November 2017 report on the gender pay gap (GPG).
This research (pdf) looks at how employers understand the gender pay gap and what actions they are taking to close it.
Continue reading “Department for Education and Government Equalities Office report: Gender Pay Gap – Employers’ Action and Understanding”