UK households owe £19 billion in everyday bills according to an August 2018 press release by Citizens Advice.
Child Rights Alliance England (CRAE) have opened a call for evidence ahead of their flagship annual publication on the state of children’s rights in England.
They are looking for input to help make the report credible, relevant and change-focused. The deadline is 14 September 2018
‘Under Universal Credit, claimants living with domestic abuse can face seeing their entire monthly income—including money meant for their children— go into their abusive partner’s account.’
The Work and Pensions Committee have published an August 2018 report on Universal Credit and domestic abuse.
Among people aged 16-24, unemployment rates were highest for people from a Black background (26%) and from a Pakistani or Bangladeshi background (23%) in the year to March 2018.
This is from the August 2018 report from the House of Commons Library on unemployment trends in the UK.
‘It has become clear to the BMA that the risks of Brexit for the nation’s health are too great, and that it is becoming increasingly difficult to secure the kind of deal which will work to the benefit of patients, the medical workforce and health services across the UK and Europe.’
These words are from Dr Chaand Nagpaul, British Medical Association Council Chair, from the August 2018 briefing on the danger of a ‘no deal’ Brexit on the health service.
‘Most people in Scotland (59%) identify as Non-religious’, says an August 2018 report (pdf) from the Humanist Society Scotland on religious affiliations and beliefs in Scotland.
The total yearly cost of modern slavery in the UK is estimated to be between £3.3 billion and £4.3 billion.
This is the estimate of a July 2018 research report by the Home Office on the cost of modern slavery in the UK, which aims to understand its impact and inform policy responses.
“You can be under the age of 25 and living on your own, like me, and you get less pay than someone in the same situation as you but who is older. Age is the only difference”.
This is from the July 2018 report (pdf) from Young Women’s Trust on the discrimination young people face when it comes to pay and
Research by UK in a Changing Europe published in July 2018 shows a shift in public opinion, with sovereignty the priority Brexit issue over immigration.
The EU referendum could have resulted in a Remain victory had it not been for a range of austerity-induced welfare reforms.
This is according to research by Thiemo Fetzer, from the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy at the University of Warwick.