‘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 .
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.
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.
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.
‘The importance of connectivity cannot be underestimated. Being able to travel can help facilitate social networks, improve access to employment or education and promote self-esteem and well-being.’ The Inclusive Transport Strategy sets out the Government’s ambition to achieve equal access for disabled people using the transport system by 2030.
Most ethnic groups experience a ‘pay penalty’ in excess of 5 per cent. This is according to a July 2018 report by the Resolution Foundation on pay inequality across ethnic backgrounds, which argues that we these pay ‘gaps’ should instead be considered pay ‘penalties’.
The characterisation of Londoners as socially detached and economically privileged is not only inaccurate, it is deeply damaging to social cohesion across the UK. A July 2018 report by Trust for London and NatCen looks at the attitudes of Londoners and how they compare across the rest of Britain.