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BACP backs campaign to help mental health of people in debt

BACP backs campaign to help mental health of people in debt | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
BACP has backed calls for the Government to change 34-year-old legislation around lenders’ letters that is contributing to the mental health issues of people in problem debt.

A new report by the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute found that more than 420,000 people in problem debt considered taking their own life in England each year.

The report, which is based on analysis of new national data from the Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey, also found that more than 100,000 people in debt attempt suicide each year and that people in problem debt are three times more likely to have considered suicide.
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Report claims millions of children suffering from 'rising tide' of UK poverty

The number of children living in poverty in the UK has risen by more than half a million in the last five years, according to new figures from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

The charity's 2018 annual report says 4.1 million under-18s are living in households with insufficient money.

It adds that relative poverty, measured as 60% of median household income after housing costs, now affects more than one in five people - half of them in families where at least one person is working.
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'Burning injustice' as 4.1m children in poverty, says York's Joseph Rowntree Foundation

'Burning injustice' as 4.1m children in poverty, says York's Joseph Rowntree Foundation | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it

MORE than four million children are now living in poverty - an increase of 500,000 in five years, the York-based Joseph Rowntree Foundation has claimed in a landmark report.

The charity calculates that in a typical classroom of 30 children, nine are now living in poverty.

The state of the nation report, UK Poverty 2018, examines how poverty has changed over the last 20 years, and is said to provide the most comprehensive and up to date picture of the challenges and prospects facing low income families.

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Rise in child poverty as more working parents can’t make ends meet – report | Shropshire Star

Rise in child poverty as more working parents can’t make ends meet – report | Shropshire Star | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
A third of children in a typical classroom of 30 are now living in poverty as more working parents cannot make ends meet, according to a new report.

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) said Britain is leaving the EU with half a million more children “trapped” in poverty than five years ago.

A fifth of the population, over 14 million people, are in poverty, suggested the charity, in its annual state of the nation report.
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Four million British workers live in poverty, charity says | Business | The Guardian

Four million British workers live in poverty, charity says | Business | The Guardian | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
More than 500,000 British workers have been swept into working poverty over the past five years, according to a report that shows the number of people with a job but living below the breadline has risen faster than employment.
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'Agency workers losing £400 a year '

'Agency workers losing £400 a year ' | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Agency workers face an average pay penalty of £400 a year compared to direct employees with identical qualifications doing identical jobs, according to a new report by the Resolution Foundation think tank.
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The future of UK sailing

The future of UK sailing | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it

‘How did you get into sailing?’ is a question with an often assumed answer.

The recent film dramatisation of Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons, a halcyon day’s tale of adventure under sail, couldn’t have distilled the raw appeal much better to children. It did little, however, to give an impression that it is an accessible sport to any non-sailing parents.

Two reports were commissioned to investigate the state of the UK marine leisure market.
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The Birmingham Economic Review 2018 – Ideas – City REDI Blog

The Birmingham Economic Review 2018 – Ideas – City REDI Blog | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Innovation is an essential – perhaps the essential – driver of firm-level competitiveness and regional economic growth. Firms succeed or fail on the basis of their ability to (1) continuously create new products and services that customers are willing to pay for, and (2) develop processes for delivering these products and services more cost-effectively. Both underpin improvements in productivity and GVA levels. But firms do not innovate in isolation. They rely on regional, national and/or international networks of partner organisations, including suppliers, contractors, universities and consultancies that provide components, technology, skills, knowledge and expertise as an input into the innovation process.

For these reasons, developing a strong regional system of innovation should be at the heart of any economic growth strategy. More so, because the benefits are realised not just by firms but more widely, through the creation of higher-value and higher-paid employment opportunities and by multiplier effects which benefit others in the region. Firms, universities and regional policymakers all have a key role to play.
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New drug & alcohol strategy to 'take a health approach' to substance abuse

New drug & alcohol strategy to 'take a health approach' to substance abuse | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The new strategy was welcomed by MSPs and MPs cross-party

THE Scottish Government’s new strategy on drugs & alcohol will seek to treat wider structural problems like housing and employment issues, taking “a health approach” to the issue of substance abuse.

The strategy, published today [28 November] includes a “public health approach to criminal justice” where “vulnerable people are diverted from the justice system wherever possible, and those within justice settings are fully supported”, suggesting a move away from criminalisation approaches associated with ‘the war on drugs’, a strategy which has been widely condemned by criminal justice experts.
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Happy with where you live? You'll live longer, says study | Daily

Happy with where you live? You'll live longer, says study | Daily | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
People who are unhappy with where they live are more likely to be in poor health when they are older, a study has suggested.

Researchers from University College London (UCL), the University of Edinburgh and the University of Sussex found that having no sense of belonging in your community could be as bad for your health as living in a deprived neighbourhood.
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Commentary: If more work in old age, how relevant is the retirement age?

Commentary: If more work in old age, how relevant is the retirement age? | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
SINGAPORE: Last month, Prudential made the retirement age a thing of the past. 

Employees at Prudential now enjoy the flexibility of staying within the company beyond the retirement age of 62 and can do so under the same terms and conditions as what they currently receive. 

Doing away with the retirement age, as exemplified by Prudential, is consistent with changes in the economic and human landscapes. 
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Labour peer raises case for disestablishment in Lords

Labour peer raises case for disestablishment in Lords | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The National Secular Society has reiterated its call for the disestablishment of the Church of England after a peer raised the subject in the House of Lords.

Labour lord Tony Berkeley asked government peer George Young what case there was for disestablishment. Young replied: "None."

Berkeley highlighted NSS reporting from earlier this year which showed the proportion of British people affiliating to the Church of England had halved since 2002.
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Why we stopped trusting elites | News | The Guardian

Why we stopped trusting elites | News | The Guardian | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
For hundreds of years, modern societies have depended on something that is so ubiquitous, so ordinary, that we scarcely ever stop to notice it: trust. The fact that millions of people are able to believe the same things about reality is a remarkable achievement, but one that is more fragile than is often recognised.
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Child poverty statistics declared an "outrage and a scandal"

Child poverty statistics declared an "outrage and a scandal" | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
New statistics that show a third of children are living in poverty have been declared an “outrage and a scandal” by Labour MP David Lammy.

A report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation revealed half a million more people are “trapped” in poverty than five years ago, with 14 million people living in poverty across the whole of the UK.

Over half of those classed as in poverty are working age adults, alongside 4.1 million are children and 1.9 million are pensioners.

The report, which comes just weeks after the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights in the UK, also stated that in-work poverty had started rising in 2011/12 and is continuing to increase faster than employment.
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4 Million Children In Poverty As Working Parents 'Struggle To Make Ends Meet'

4 Million Children In Poverty As Working Parents 'Struggle To Make Ends Meet' | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
More than four million children in the UK are growing up in poverty as a greater number of parents are “pushed to the brink” despite being in work, a major report has revealed.

An investigation by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation found that in-work poverty has risen faster than employment in recent years, with working parents the hardest hit.
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Nine children in typical class of 30 now living in poverty as levels soar to worst seen in decades, report says

Nine children in typical class of 30 now living in poverty as levels soar to worst seen in decades, report says | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
A “relentless rise” in the number of working families struggling to make ends meet means more than half a million children in Britain are now trapped in poverty, a damning report has revealed.

In-work poverty is the highest it has been in 20 years and in a typical classroom of 30 children, nine are living in poverty, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s state of the nation report says.
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UK Poverty 2018

UK Poverty 2018 | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
This annual report examines the nature and scale of UK poverty and the effect of the UK poverty rate on the people gripped by it. 

UK Poverty 2018
The report examines how UK poverty rates have changed in our society over the last few years, as well as over the longer term. The research focuses particularly on changes to poverty among children and workers, as well as giving an overview of trends among pensioners and other groups.
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Exercise: Children: 30 Nov 2018: Hansard Written Answers

Exercise: Children: 30 Nov 2018: Hansard Written Answers | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the proportion of children who engage in the Chief Medical Officer’s national recommended level of activity.
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Bias in Britain: explore the poll results | UK news | The Guardian

Bias in Britain: explore the poll results | UK news | The Guardian | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
People from ethnic minorities are more likely than white people to report a set of negative experiences linked to unconscious bias
The following questions were put to 1,000 black, Asian and minority ethnic people and 1,797 white people. In every case, the minority respondents were much more likely to report the negative experience. Importantly, these results simply reflect whether each group has experienced each scenario, with no explicit mention made as to why they felt they had experienced them, and therefore do not rely on the possibly subjective question of whether people personally attribute the experience to bias. That makes it less likely that the results could simply be the product of a difference in perception.
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Let’s be honest about what’s really driving Brexit: bigotry | Matthew d’Ancona | Opinion | The Guardian

Let’s be honest about what’s really driving Brexit: bigotry | Matthew d’Ancona | Opinion | The Guardian | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Today, I shall go to the German embassy in London to sign the necessary forms so that my half-German sons may apply for dual citizenship. My father and one of my brothers have already been granted Maltese passports (my family hails from the tiny Mediterranean island). I am glad that such options are available, as a Brexit of unknowable character approaches, and at a time when the prime minister sees fit to label those of us with funny continental names “queue-jumpers”. It is fair to say that, in the circumstances, we are fortunate.

Yet I think it is time to be a bit more honest and plain-speaking about those circumstances. For the most part, the debate about Brexit since the 2016 referendum has been framed primarily in economic terms. The leavers have spoken excitedly about the free-trade bonanza that supposedly lies the other side of 29 March. Remainers point out that Britain is cutting itself off from the largest single market in the world.
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UK households with no working members falls to less than 3 million

UK households with no working members falls to less than 3 million | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The number of UK households with no working members has dropped to below three million, according to new statistics.

Research from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed that of 20.8 million UK households where at least one member was aged 16-64, just 2.9 million (13.9%) were entirely unemployed – a decrease of 107,000 on last year.

The latest figures show that households where all members are employed are up by 130,000 from last year, to 12.2 million (58.4%), while those with a mix of at least one working and one non-working adult are up by 8,000 to 5.8 million (27.8%).
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New Report Calls for Health Monitoring and Research Program on Gulf War and Post-9/11 Veterans and Descendants

New Report Calls for Health Monitoring and Research Program on Gulf War and Post-9/11 Veterans and Descendants | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON – To help determine if the descendants of Gulf War and post-9/11 veterans are at risk for health effects resulting from the service members’ exposure to toxicants during deployment, a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recommends the creation of a health monitoring and research program (HMRP).  The committee that carried out the study and wrote the report assessed the available evidence on the reproductive, developmental, and generational health effects related to exposures that may have occurred during the Gulf War and post-9/11 conflicts.  While there is a growing base of human and animal evidence on the reproductive and developmental effects of many toxicants of concern, there is a dearth of information on the specific effects of veterans’ exposures on their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
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Leader: The opportunity cost of Brexit

Leader: The opportunity cost of Brexit | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it


The 2016 Brexit vote was not only a revolt against the United Kingdom’s EU membership but a symptom of profound economic and social discontent: the largest public spending cuts in postwar history, the longest fall in living standards since the Napoleonic Wars and a precipitous decline of trust in national institutions.

In the two and a half years since the Leave vote, much political attention has focused on the mechanics of EU withdrawal. But far too little has been devoted to the deeper roots of Brexit. The result is that, far from healing the UK’s divisions, EU withdrawal threatens to magnify them. In his interview with Jason Cowley this week, the economist Paul Collier, author of The Future of Capitalism, speaks of Britain as “living a tragedy”. He cites the “spatial rift between newly booming conglomerations and broken provincial cities and towns”, and “the new class divide between the more educated and the less educated” – both closely mirroring the Remain/Leave split.

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How the right’s Brexit dream died

How the right’s Brexit dream died | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it

On 5 July 2016, a fortnight after the UK voted to leave the European Union, Nigel Lawson, the former Conservative chancellor, succinctly defined Brexit’s purpose: “To finish the job that Margaret Thatcher started.” For the free market right, EU withdrawal was the method, the object was to change the British soul. Freed from the bureaucratic shackles of Brussels, the UK would discard cumbersome regulations and “red tape” and strike trade deals with “the Anglosphere”: Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the US. (Civil servants in the Department for International Trade labelled this vision “Empire 2.0”.)

On 24 June 2016, the morning after the Leave vote, the Centre for Policy Studies, the think tank founded in 1974 by Thatcher and her ideological outriders Keith Joseph and Alfred Sherman, declared: “The weakness of the Labour Party and the resolution of the EU question have created a unique political opportunity to drive through a wide-ranging supply-side revolution on a scale similar to that of the 1980s. This must include removing unnecessary regulatory burdens on businesses, such as those related to climate directives and investment fund regulations.” In May 2016 Tory Brexiteer Priti Patel, the then employment minister, remarked: “If we could just halve the burdens of the EU social and employment legislation we could deliver a £4.3bn boost to our economy and 60,000 new jobs.”
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Has the time come to revise our Sunday trading laws?

Has the time come to revise our Sunday trading laws? | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
TRULY this season of Christmas countdown, with all the shopping panic that implies, sparks the age-old debate as to where we truly worship: church, or the shrine of consumerism?

As, a committed family man and good father, yet also the owner of an antiques centre and busy leisure park that trades seven days a week, it’s a question I have been asked, and asked of myself.
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