Thriving at Work (pdf) is an independent review of mental health and employers by Lord Dennis Stevenson and Paul Farmer.
Published in October 2017, the review sets out what employers can do to better support all employees, including those with mental health problems to remain in and thrive through work.
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Over a ten year period, violence against women and girls (VAWG) convictions have risen from 51,974 to 84,565 – a 63% rise.
This is according to the Crown Prosecution Service’s annual VAWG report (pdf) in October 2017.
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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 (pdf) by the Social Mobility Commission.
Continue reading “Social Mobility Commission report: The Great Escape? Low Pay and Progression in the UK’s Labour Market”
The UK is among the EU countries with the largest inflows of foreign nationals, but it is not unique. In 2015, the EU countries with the largest inflows of foreign nationals were Germany (1,460,000), the UK (548,000), Spain (290,000) and Italy (250,000).
This is according to the October 2017 briefing paper (pdf) on migration statistics, by the House of Commons Library.
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Britons are becoming more positive about immigration – but still favour reduced levels, finds an Ipsos MORI report. Continue reading “Ipsos MORI report: Attitudes Towards Immigration and Brexit”
‘I would urge readers not to assume this paper is simply another account of some dilapidated prisons, but to look at the details of what we describe, and then ask themselves whether it is acceptable for prisoners to be held in these conditions in the United Kingdom in 2017.’
HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, Peter Clarke, in an October 2017 findings paper (pdf).
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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.
Continue reading “Trade Union Congress report: Is Racism Real?”
Female lone parents, who make up 92% of all lone parents, will lose on average services worth over £4,900.Black women are overrepresented among single parent households.
This is according to an October 2017 report from the Women’s Budget Group, Runnymede Trust, RECLAIM and Coventry Women’s Voices.
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The funding pressures on adult social care are having very serious consequences on the quantity and quality of care people receive.
This is according to a report on Adult Social Care (pdf) published by the the Communities and Local Government Select Committee in March 2017.
The Government responded to the report in October 2017 (pdf).
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