If slow growth in productivity is the ‘new normal’, the same will be true for living standards growth. This is according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies June 2018 report; Living Standards, Poverty and Inequality in the UK.
At least 12 million older people and disabled people do not receive the care they require, a number which has almost doubled since 2010. This is according to a May 2018 report by the Care and Support Alliance which reveals the impact of the failing social care system.
‘1 in 5 older people who are entitled to housing benefit do not claim and just over half of people aged 75+ have never used the internet’, says a May 2018 report from Age UK.
Everything is Online Nowadays looks at how accessible the process of claiming housing benefits and council tax reductions is for older people.
Employers must do more to meet their Equality Act obligations to put in place reasonable adjustments for disabled workers.
This is from the May 2018 report (pdf) from the Trades Union Congress (TUC) which looks at the disability pay gap and the difference between the average hourly pay of disabled and non-disabled people.
This lack of opportunities for girls and women entails large economic costs not only for them, but also for their households and countries.
This is from the May 2018 report (pdf) from the World Bank which aims to measure the global economic costs of gender inequality. This report is the first in the series.
It cannot be right in principle that entitlement to British nationality still varies according to whether it is one’s mother or one’s father who is British, or whether one’s parents are married or not.
This is from the May 2018 report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights which examines the Government’s proposed Remedial Order to amend the British Nationality Act of 1981.
Despite progress towards greater gender equality, significant inequalities persist in the way that childcare responsibilities are divided up and shared, with women in the UK doing on average about twice as much childcare as men.
This is from the May 2018 report from the Government Equalities Office on the factors that influence parental decision making around return to work.
The House of Commons Library have published a May 2018 briefing paper, which provides links to a selection of debates that have referenced Brexit in the title or during a debate in 2018.
Those who are pessimistic about young adults’ chances of enjoying better living standards than their parents outnumber optimists by five to one.
This is according to the May 2018 report on intergenerational fairness (pdf) by the Resolution Foundation.
Those identifying as Black or Black British are 13% more likely than average to have accessed services in 2016/17. Those identifying as White British are 3% more likely than average to have accessed services.
This is according to an April 2018 research briefing published by the House of Commons on mental health in England (pdf).