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Britain faces equality crisis as 'richer households take on more work but poorer ones lose out'

Britain faces equality crisis as 'richer households take on more work but poorer ones lose out' | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
BRITAIN is facing an equality crisis as richer households take on more and more work but poorer ones lose out, leading experts have warned.

The Resolution Foundation think-tank said efforts to improve the nation's work-life balance could actually make things worse for low-income families.
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Women working more paid hours as men work less

Women working more paid hours as men work less | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The split between genders in the amount of paid and unpaid work they do has shrunk over the last 40 years, according to a think tank.

A new study by the Resolution Foundation found that men in the UK are doing fewer paid hours and women more.

However, men get paid for 10 more of those hours a week than women do.

The foundation says that women and men are almost equal in terms of hours worked, clocking in 50 and 51 hours a week respectively.
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The Case for Reasonable Adjustments –

The Case for Reasonable Adjustments – | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
A friend and fellow CIPD Student (of many years ago) put a shout out for me to write an article on reasonable adjustments. I’ve written a few articles now with regard to different aspects of ensuring diversity, inclusion and health and well-being but have not to date touched on reasonable adjustments. This despite having my own learning difficulty dyslexia, so why have I neglected to tackle this issue. To be honest I am not sure.

Were you aware that 19% of working age adults in the UK have a disability (Source: Family Resources Survey 2017) and more than 3.7 million in work have a disability (Labour Force Survey 2018) it’s an issue that needs tackling.
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Unemployment rate drops in High Peak | Buxton Advertiser

Unemployment rate drops in High Peak | Buxton Advertiser | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The unemployment rate in High Peak fell in the year to March despite the onset of the coronavirus, new figures show.
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Household income hit the hardest during pandemic | Wigan Today

Household income hit the hardest during pandemic | Wigan Today | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The coronavirus crisis has triggered a 4.5% fall in typical working age household incomes, the Resolution Foundation said.

It calculated the fall by comparing the months leading up to the crisis with the situation in May this year.

According to the Foundation’s Living Standards Audit, this was the biggest short-term income drop since the oil crisis-induced inflation spikes of the mid-1970s.
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What do we know about Covid-19 inequalities among people from minority ethnic groups?

What do we know about Covid-19 inequalities among people from minority ethnic groups? | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
In the early stages of the coronavirus epidemic in the UK, and in the absence of data splitting out Covid-19 deaths by ethnicity, reports of health workers from minority ethnicities dying of Covid-19 was the first clue that some groups of people might be disproportionately affected by the disease.

Following calls for more consideration to be given to the issue, on 16 April the government announced it would launch a review into the impact of Covid-19 on different ethnic groups.
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Financial inequality: the ethnicity gap in pay, wealth and property | Money | The Guardian

Financial inequality: the ethnicity gap in pay, wealth and property | Money | The Guardian | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Selina Flavius is one of a growing number of women in Britain who are talking about money – but as a black woman she faces two challenges. “We experience gender equality and the gender pay gap, which is more spoken about,” she says. “But there’s also the ethnicity pay gap.”

The 38-year-old founded the website Black Girl Finance last year to help others like her. “Some of it was societal and some of it was personal. I wanted to create a safe space where we could focus on our finances,” she says.
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UK Hardest Hit by Coronavirus Says OECD

UK Hardest Hit by Coronavirus Says OECD | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The UK’s GDP is expected to be hit by coronavirus this year more than any other G7 country.

This is the view of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, in its economic outlook for June.

The report declared that the UK economy will decline by 11.5% for the whole of this year.
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Analysis highlights those likely to miss out on furlough scheme

Analysis highlights those likely to miss out on furlough scheme | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Around 100 thousand workers may have fallen through the cracks of the new Job Retention Scheme because they started for their new employer in March, but weren’t on a PAYE payroll submission before the cut-off date of 19th March, according to new analysis.
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How to increase your chances of employability after education

How to increase your chances of employability after education | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Thinking about life after university can be daunting. Many students worry about making themselves employable during and immediately after their courses, but a lot don’t know what they need to consider and how to use their time effectively.  

Need advice on boosting your employability rating after you finish your studies? Increase your chances of full-time employment with our guide to everything from sandwich degrees and study abroad programmes, to taking Google assessments and combining studies with freelance work.  
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UK job figures hint at wreckage to come | Sharecast.com

UK job figures hint at wreckage to come | Sharecast.com | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Official job figures showed employment rising before the Covid-19 crisis hit but a preliminary estimate for March contained evidence that the virus was beginning to take its toll.

Employment rose by 172,000 in the three months to February, ahead of expectations, as the employment rate reached a new record high of 76.6%, the Office for National Statistics reported.
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One hundred thousand workers may be “falling through the cracks” of the Job Retention Scheme – Institute for Employment Studies | Onrec

One hundred thousand workers may be “falling through the cracks” of the Job Retention Scheme – Institute for Employment Studies | Onrec | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Analysis by the Institute for Employment Studies of official data suggests that around 100 thousand workers may have fallen through the cracks of the new Job Retention Scheme, because they started for their new employer in March but weren’t on a PAYE payroll submission before the cut-off date of 19th March.
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Low pay, lack of homeworking: why workers are suffering during lockdown - RSA

Low pay, lack of homeworking: why workers are suffering during lockdown - RSA | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
New RSA analysis finds that those least able to work from home are often the lowest paid. While we are moving towards a homeworking economy, some of the fastest-growing key professions are among the least likely to be able to work from home, such as carers, nurses and drivers.

In December 2019, the RSA published new analysis of the Labour Force Survey, looking at which jobs have grown most rapidly over the past decade. Some of the findings were unsurprising, such as the expansion of programming and professional services. But some were less obvious – ‘hi-touch’ roles have grown alongside ‘hi-tech’ ones, a fact which does not feature enough in discussions about the future of work. During the pandemic, the importance of many of these roles, which include teachers and social care workers, has been brought into focus.
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A new income divide is emerging says report

A new income divide is emerging says report | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Gender differences in the amount of paid and unpaid work people do have shrunk over the past four decades, while the gap between low- and high-income households has grown to create a new ‘working time inequality’, according to a major new report published today by the Resolution Foundation.

The time of our lives, explores changes in people’s time use over the past four decades, how these shifts differ by gender, geography and household income level, and where these trends may head in post-covid Britain.
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UK gender divide over paid and unpaid work narrows but remains wide | UK news | The Guardian

UK gender divide over paid and unpaid work narrows but remains wide | UK news | The Guardian | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The gender divide between the amount of paid and unpaid work being carried out has decreased since the mid-1970s, according to a thinktank, but it remains significant.

In a study to examine changes in the last 46 years in how people use their time, the Resolution Foundation said men are now doing less paid work, while women are doing more.

It said women have increased their paid working hours by five hours and 18 minutes to 22 hours a week, while reducing their unpaid hours – such as time spent cooking, cleaning and taking care of children – by two hours and 44 minutes to 29 hours a week.
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Ekklesia | UK households experience biggest income shock since mid-1970s

Ekklesia | UK households experience biggest income shock since mid-1970s | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The covid-induced crisis has caused typical working-age household incomes to fall 4.5 per cent between the pre-crisis period and May this year, according to the Resolution Foundation’s new Living Standards Audit.

The Living Standards Audit 2020 considers the position of households on the eve of the crisis, how the initial lockdown phase has affected household incomes, and the prospects for a living standards recovery as the economy reopens but policy support is withdrawn.

The backdrop to the crisis was stagnant, and in some cases falling, living standards. Typical households experienced no income growth between 2016-17 and 2018-19. Real incomes for the poorest tenth of households fell over the same period and, on the eve of the latest crisis, were no higher than in the early 2000s.
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One million UK workers at risk of unemployment when furlough scheme ends in October

One million UK workers at risk of unemployment when furlough scheme ends in October | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The research has found that the coronavirus crisis has caused typical working-age household incomes to fall 4.5% between the pre-crisis period and May this year, signalling the biggest short-term income drop since the oil-crisis induced inflation spikes of the mid-1970s.

In contrast, the biggest annual income fall during the financial crisis was -2.7%.

The temporary £9 billion social security boost meant that the incomes of the poorest fifth of households didn’t fall during the initial phase of the crisis. Without this policy action, these households would have faced an income shock of at least 8%. However, low-income couples without children, who are less likely to receive Universal Credit (UC) and derive a higher proportion of their overall income from employment, have experienced a far greater income shock than average, of over 8%.
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UK households suffer biggest financial hit since 1970s due to coronavirus | World news | The Guardian

UK households suffer biggest financial hit since 1970s due to coronavirus | World news | The Guardian | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
British households have suffered the biggest hit to their finances since the oil crisis of the mid-1970s as the coronavirus pandemic threatens to inflict severe financial hardship across the country.

Against a backdrop of rising job losses four months into the crisis, the Resolution Foundation thinktank said the average household in Britain had suffered a 4.5% drop in income in the month of May, compared with their average monthly income level in the financial year ending March 2020, before the crisis struck.
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Labour: unemployment could go 'way beyond anything we've experienced' | Labour | The Guardian

Labour: unemployment could go 'way beyond anything we've experienced' | Labour | The Guardian | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Unemployment could soar to levels “way beyond anything we’ve experienced before” unless the government extends the furlough scheme and gets to grips with the looming crisis, Labour has said.

As the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, prepares to deliver his summer statement next Wednesday, the shadow work and pensions secretary, Jonathan Reynolds, said: “Nothing we’ve seen so far suggests that their response matches the gravity of the situation.”
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Runnymede Trust / The Colour of Money

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The Colour of Money: How racial inequalities obstruct a fair and resilient economy

Shocking levels of economic and racial inequality in Britain are revealed in The Colour of Money, a Runnymede report released April 2020.

For example, Black African and Bangladeshi households have 10 times less wealth than White British people.
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Explained: Which workers have been worst hit by coronavirus?

Explained: Which workers have been worst hit by coronavirus? | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Everyone’s lives have been affected by Covid-19, but some much more so than others. The House of Commons Library explains the economic impact on different workers and demographics

The outbreak of the coronavirus has impacted groups of workers differently. For those who can no longer work or must work less because of the pandemic, there has been a significant economic effect. This Insight examines which workers have been most economically impacted, and breaks these groups down by ethnicity, gender, disability, working hours, and rates of pay.
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Are some ethnic groups more vulnerable to COVID-19 than others? | Inequality: the IFS Deaton Review

Are some ethnic groups more vulnerable to COVID-19 than others? | Inequality: the IFS Deaton Review | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected some sections of the population more than others, and there are growing concerns that the UK’s minority ethnic groups are being disproportionately affected. Following evidence that minority groups are over-represented in hospitalisations and deaths from the virus, Public Health England has launched an inquiry into the issue.
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COVID-19 and gender gaps: Latest evidence and lessons from the UK | VOX, CEPR Policy Portal

COVID-19 and gender gaps: Latest evidence and lessons from the UK | VOX, CEPR Policy Portal | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
COVID-19 is hitting most economies as hard as the deepest recessions, but given the exceptional nature of this crisis, the distribution of jobs and workers affected is potentially different from previous recessions.1 Sectors whose activities involve social contact, such as retail, restaurants and hospitality – to name a few – have been shut down, with temporary or permanent job losses concentrated among low-skill service workers. At the same time, other sectors, such as healthcare, food production and distribution and protective services, have been defined as critical to the COVID-19 response, and their activity is maintained at or above full capacity. 
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Northern Ireland coronavirus economic hit will be staggering, says bank - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

Northern Ireland coronavirus economic hit will be staggering, says bank - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Northern Ireland's economy is set to shrink by a "staggering" 7.5% with the unemployment rate doubling to 5%, according to a forecast today.

The Northern Ireland Quarterly Sectoral Forecasts report by Danske Bank said hospitality would be the worst-hit sector, with a contraction of 17%.

Recreation and entertainment would follow closely - shrinking by 16.8%, while manufacturing would suffer contraction of 12%.
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London’s Poverty Profile, Poverty Data

London’s Poverty Profile, Poverty Data | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
London’s Poverty Profile provides evidence on and insight into poverty and inequality in London. It shines a light on these issues to prompt action from local and national government, the third sector, faith groups, practitioners, experts, businesses, the public and indeed anyone who cares about making London a fairer city to live in.

Despite living in a global city with a level of economic performance to be proud of, many Londoners struggle to make ends meet, secure good quality affordable housing, or tie down the decent work they need to lift themselves above the poverty line. As a result, poverty is higher in London than in any other region or country in the UK. Across a wide range of indicators, there is a gulf in outcomes between Londoners on low incomes and those who are better off, both in the capital and across the rest of the UK.
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