‘There is an equality argument for closing pay gaps: no one should be at a disadvantage because of their gender, ethnic origin or disability status.’ This is according to an August 2018 report by the EHRC on measuring and reporting on disability and ethnicity pay gaps.
783,000 people aged 16-24 were Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) in the second quarter of 2018. This corresponds to 11.2% of all people in this age group. This is according to an August 2018 House of Commons Library research briefing on young NEET people .
614,000 people migrated into the UK and 344,000 people emigrated from it, leaving an estimated net migration figure of +271,000. These figures are for the year ending March 2018, according to a Commons Library briefing paper on migration statistics.
Trust for London have published an interactive data table as part of London’s Poverty Profile to show how London boroughs are doing on a suite of poverty and inequality indicators from a cross-section of topics, including: Income inequality Homeslessness Unemployment GCSE attainment Child poverty See more here.
The UK Government has begun to publish a series of guidance on how businesses and citizens can prepare for a ‘No Deal’ scenario in August 2018.
Childhood school and neighborhood deprivation is negatively associated with adolescents’ school performance, aspirations and expectations for their future. This is the key finding from the August 2018 working paper by the LSE International Inequalities Institute on adolescents’ futures in relation to their socioeconomic background.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have published their response to the consultation on the Home Affairs Committee Inquiry (pdf), in July 2018.
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
Even after the inclusion of state benefits, families with children face higher levels of poverty than other demographic groups. The Children’s Commissioner for England and IFS have published a June 2018 report which measures total public spending on children, including benefits, education spending, services for vulnerable children and healthcare.
Geographic disparities in attainment suggests that the education system is not as efficient or equitable as it should be. This is according to an August 2018 Department for Education report on early years attainment in different UK regions.