‘The childcare system in England is not fit for purpose and is failing to meet the needs of parents, children and the economy.’ This is from an October 2018 update to the Women’s Budget Group (WBG)’s briefings on the gender impact of policy, made ahead of the year’s Autumn Budget.
‘If there is a negative shock such as divorce, it is often the female partner who bears the higher financial risk.’
This is according to the August 2018 report (pdf) from Age UK on women’s pensions, expenditure and decision-making in retiremen
Galop have updated their online LGBT+ DV Resource Library, in August 2018.
This collection provides direct links to UK based resources relevant for LGBT+ people, service providers working with LGBT+ victims of domestic abuse and researchers interested in the topic.
‘Ending freedom of movement for EU workers could lead to 115,000 fewer social care staff by 2026’ says the August 2018 report from Global Future.
The House of Commons Library has published an August 2018 briefing paper on social care, in relation to the forthcoming Green Paper on older people and parallel programme.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have published their response to the consultation on the Home Affairs Committee Inquiry (pdf), in July 2018.
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.
In 50 years’ time, there are likely to be an additional 8.6 million people aged 65 years and over – a population roughly the size of London. This is according to an August 2018 article by the Office for National Statistics on the UK’s ageing population.
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports have published the results from their Community Life Survey 2017-18 (pdf). This survey is a key evidence source on social cohesion, community engagement and social action, in England.
The Pension and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) explains that although UK workplace pension schemes tend to operate on a national basis, they want access to investment opportunities and service providers in the EU.
This is from an August 2018 briefing from the House of Commons Library on the potential implications of Brexit for EU pensions