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Women are better drivers than men, new study finds

Women are better drivers than men, new study finds | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
A new study has found that women are better drivers than men, and that male drivers pose a greater risk to other road users.

It seems the age old question of who are better drivers, men or women, could be answered.

A new study has pulled together results and found that women are in fact better drivers than men, and by bringing more women into vehicle based jobs, we could cut down deaths and injuries on the roads.
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Women really are safer behind the wheel than men, study shows | Daily Mail

Women really are safer behind the wheel than men, study shows | Daily Mail | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Researchers from the University of Westminster examined accident information from police injury statistics, road traffic data and the national travel survey.
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Mandatory EV charge points could transform the UK's car culture

Mandatory EV charge points could transform the UK's car culture | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Like the removal of CFCs from aerosol products and the shift from leaded petrol to unleaded, our choice of vehicle may be transformed following a recent Building Regulation consultation on charging points for electric vehicles (EVs).
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Public transport 'failings' increase car dependency | Fleet Industry News

Public transport 'failings' increase car dependency | Fleet Industry News | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
One in three drivers (35%) say they are more dependent on using their car than 12 months ago, with public transport seen as an expensive and unreliable alternative.
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HS2: true value to cities in the north of England has not been made clear

HS2: true value to cities in the north of England has not been made clear | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
A new high-speed rail route between London and the north of England has finally been given the go-ahead. Boris Johnson, the UK prime minister, announced the government’s decision, despite the dramatic escalation in construction costs – from £37.5bn in 2011 to £50bn in 2013, £65bn in 2015, and in excess of £100bn in 2019.

HS2’s potential value for money has been calculated with a standard approach for public sector investments, which compares benefits with costs. It is measured with a benefit-to-cost ratio (BCR). As the cost of the project rises, questions have been raised about the value offered by HS2.
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Why poverty has become the scourge of those in work | Larry Elliott | Business | The Guardian

Why poverty has become the scourge of those in work | Larry Elliott | Business | The Guardian | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Turn the clock back to the mid-1990s. The UK economy is on the mend after its second deep recession in a decade but the scars are deep. Britain has an unemployment problem and a poverty problem. What’s more, the two are linked because the majority of poor people live in workless households.

Times have changed. The percentage of people in work is now higher than it has ever been and unemployment, using the internationally agreed yardstick, is below 4% and at its lowest since the mid-1970s.
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Boris Johnson told to focus on poverty instead of 'eye-catching schemes' as report reveals rise in working poor

Boris Johnson told to focus on poverty instead of 'eye-catching schemes' as report reveals rise in working poor | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) reveals that 56% of all those in poverty - defined as having an income below 60% of the UK average after housing costs - are part of a family where at least one person is in employment.

That is a 17% rise in 20 years, with the JRF saying workers' stretched pay packets and a lack of available hours had fuelled the problem.
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Britain's shame as poverty skyrockets with children and pensioners worst hit - Mirror Online

Britain's shame as poverty skyrockets with children and pensioners worst hit - Mirror Online | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Record numbers of people living in poverty in Britain are in working households, a shock study shows.

Despite an increase in employment, in-work poverty has gone up because of low pay and not enough hours of work/

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF)’s ‘state of the nation’ report on poverty found 56% of people in poverty are in a working family, compared to 39% 20 years ago.

Poverty has also increased for children and pensioners over the last five years, according to the research group.
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Progress out of poverty more likely in Scotland and NI than rest of UK

Progress out of poverty more likely in Scotland and NI than rest of UK | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
PEOPLE are more likely to progress out of poverty in Scotland or Northern Ireland than in the rest of the UK, according to a new report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

The study found that poverty levels in the UK reduced slightly since last year but remain higher than in 2014-15. However, for people with the same circumstances in life – such as qualifications and wages – a route out of deprivation was more likely in Scotland or Northern Ireland than in other parts of the UK.
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Half of those living in poverty are disabled or live with someone who is

Half of those living in poverty are disabled or live with someone who is | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
According to research commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 50 per cent of the 14 million people living in poverty in the UK are disabled or are living with someone with a disability.

The research found that disabled people are less likely to be employed and if they are, they are likely to work an average of 13 hours less each week. This translates to disabled households being £200 worse off each week.
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If Boris Johnson is to truly 'level up' society, poverty's grip on the UK must be broken | inews

If Boris Johnson is to truly 'level up' society, poverty's grip on the UK must be broken | inews | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Fourteen million people in this country are now trapped in poverty, including four million children. Increasingly, work isn’t providing the escape route out of poverty it should and ever-increasing living costs are hitting those on low incomes hardest.
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Charging towards a zero-carbon future

Charging towards a zero-carbon future | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
King Coal has been dethroned, the rise of renewables on our power networks has pushed its contribution from 40% to 6% in just ten years. The challenge now is to do the same on our roads.

Policymakers and businesses have achieved a significant amount to get us in a position where we can deliver renewable, low and zero carbon generation at a lower price than conventional generation.
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Govt admits cycle funding needs to double - The Transport Network

Govt admits cycle funding needs to double - The Transport Network | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The Department for Transport (DfT) suggested it could widely reform its active travel strategy through Spending Review negotiations, having failed to make much progress on boosting cycling and waling figures.

The Government’s Cycling and Walking Investment strategy sets an ‘aim’ of doubling cycling from 800 million ‘stages’ in 2013 to 1.6 billion in 2025.


However the 2017 National Travel Survey (NTS) indicated that by 2017 there were only 991 million.
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Women are better drivers than men, who pose a greater risk to other road users –

Women are better drivers than men, who pose a greater risk to other road users – | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
WOMEN are better drivers than men, who pose a greater risk to other road users, a study has revealed.

And more females in road transport jobs would cut deaths and injuries.
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#LevelUp FE - Poor transport links compound the disadvantages rural young people face

#LevelUp FE - Poor transport links compound the disadvantages rural young people face | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Last week, to mark Rural Vulnerability Day 2020, we argued that despite its rhetoric, the Government is not doing enough to ‘level-up’ further educational opportunities for young people in rural areas.

Young people in rural areas have far less choice about where to pursue further education or training which hampers their progress from an early age. For example, a 2019 report from Rural England found that would-be doctors, musicians or mechanics in London have almost double the number of post-GCSE educational institutions to choose from than their counterparts in the North East of England.
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The government is doing a terrible job of assessing or explaining the value of HS2 | CityMetric

The government is doing a terrible job of assessing or explaining the value of HS2 | CityMetric | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
A new high-speed rail route between London and the north of England has finally been given the go-ahead. Boris Johnson, the UK prime minister, announced the government’s decision, despite the dramatic escalation in construction costs – from £37.5bn in 2011 to £50bn in 2013, £65bn in 2015, and in excess of £100bn in 2019.

HS2’s potential value for money has been calculated with a standard approach for public sector investments, which compares benefits with costs. It is measured with a benefit-to-cost ratio (BCR). As the cost of the project rises, questions have been raised about the value offered by HS2.
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The paradox of Britain’s buses

The great British public love buses. They just don't tend to use them as much as they used to

Everybody wants buses. They just don’t want to use them

Never mind the snazzy, expensive railway line that the government grudgingly approved on February 11th. What really stirs politicians’ hearts is the humble bus. Both the just-sacked chancellor of the exchequer, Sajid Javid, and the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, are the sons of bus drivers, as they are not shy of saying. Boris Johnson, the prime minister, claims to love buses so much that he models them out of wine crates. This week he promised to throw more money at them.

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UK government promises cycle training for every child, Sustrans says infrastructure must follow

UK government promises cycle training for every child, Sustrans says infrastructure must follow | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The UK Department for Transport has today announced a major expansion of the Bikeability scheme, promising that every child in England will be given the opportunity to undertake cycle training.

Bikeability is the modern incarnation of the old Cycling Proficiency Test. It’s a programme that teaches basic cycling skills, including how to ride safely in traffic.

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Disabled people 'pulled into poverty' as benefits fall short

Disabled people 'pulled into poverty' as benefits fall short | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Nearly half the 14 million people living in poverty in the UK are disabled or live with someone who is, research for a charity suggests.

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation blames the high cost of coping with disability and the struggles disabled people face in finding jobs that pay enough.
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The curse of the girl in the red coat: how we view poverty in Britain

The curse of the girl in the red coat: how we view poverty in Britain | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it

You’ve probably seen it. It appears on over three billion web pages across the world, after all. A faceless girl, wearing a bright scarlet coat and running away from the camera along an alley between the backs of dilapidated brick houses.

This is the stock photo from Getty Images, an image site used by journalists, that is mostly used to illustrate stories about poverty in the UK. It was taken by the photographer Christopher Furlong in Manchester in February 2011 and is of a young girl spending “the half-term school holiday playing in an alleyway”, according to the photo caption.

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Boris Johnson faces a 'major challenge' to level up the UK due to regional poverty, report warns | inews

Boris Johnson faces a 'major challenge' to level up the UK due to regional poverty, report warns | inews | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Boris Johnson will face a major challenge in his bid to “unite and level up” the UK because the grip of poverty is so tenacious in the wake of the Brexit, it has been claimed.

Poverty among children has risen over the last five years, according to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation's annual state of the nation report, which highlights a regional divide among those who are suffering.
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JRF: Affordable housing a key driver for lower poverty rate in Scotland

JRF: Affordable housing a key driver for lower poverty rate in Scotland | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it

A wide-ranging report into UK poverty levels has highlighted the greater availability of affordable social housing in Scotland as a key factor for keeping the country’s poverty rate down.
Publishing its state of the nation report on poverty in the UK today, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) said Scotland currently has 19% of households living in poverty, compared to a rate of 24% in Wa ...
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Four million children living in poverty as numbers rise, says report

Four million children living in poverty as numbers rise, says report | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Children have had the highest poverty rate in the UK over the last 20 years, according to new research.

Four million children were living in poverty in 2017-18, up by 400,000 in the past five years.

Despite rising levels of employment, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation's (JRF) State of the Nation report says in-work poverty has also gone up because often people's pay, hours, or both are not enough.
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Number of workers living in poverty rises for third straight year | Business | The Guardian

Number of workers living in poverty rises for third straight year | Business | The Guardian | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The proportion of people with a job who live in poverty went up for the third consecutive year in 2018 to a record high, according to a report that shows rising levels of employment have failed to translate into higher living standards.
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News - A brighter walk to school for Aylesbury kids

News - A brighter walk to school for Aylesbury kids | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Children at a school in Aylesbury will now have a safer walk to and from school.
Bierton CofE Combined School has teamed up with Barratt Homes, who supported International Walk to School Month in October by donating hi-visibility bags for pupils to wear on their way to and from school.
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