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MSPs’ salaries to rise above £64,000

MSPs’ salaries to rise above £64,000 | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
MSPs will receive a pay increase of 1.4% from April next year, it has been announced.

The rise, which MSPs do not vote on, is linked to public-sector rises in Scotland using the annual survey of hours and earnings published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
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The Guardian view on attitudes to rape: from Ayia Napa to Manchester | Editorial | Opinion | The Guardian

The Guardian view on attitudes to rape: from Ayia Napa to Manchester | Editorial | Opinion | The Guardian | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
What can the most extreme cases tell us about more common ones? Generalising from extraordinary instances is risky. Yet outliers can still inform us. Their glare does not always distort our vision but can sharpen it too, allowing us to see muted patterns more clearly.
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Reynhard Sinaga case: why male victims and survivors need their own support system

Reynhard Sinaga case: why male victims and survivors need their own support system | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The crimes of Reynhard Sinaga described by prosecutors as “the most prolific rapist in British history” have shocked and horrified many people. But the case has also highlighted that rape doesn’t just happen to women.

Sinaga was jailed for a minimum of 30 years for 159 offences against 48 men who were lured to his Manchester flat, drugged and raped. Police believe that the total number of his victims is likely to exceed 190 men
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Police Scotland’s priorities focus on tackling crime and promoting community safety - Motherwell Times

Police Scotland’s priorities focus on tackling crime and promoting community safety - Motherwell Times | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Policing priorities have been set to ensure the service responds to future demands over the next six years.

The revised strategic police priorities (SPPs), which follow extensive consultation over the summer and autumn, reflect developments and progress in police operations and governance.
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Election Polls, How Do They Work?

Election Polls, How Do They Work? | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The final published opinion polls from the 2017 UK general election gave the Conservatives an average lead of 8.5% over Labour. Individual polls from leading outlets gave the Conservatives leads of 10%, 12% and even 13%. The UK Parliamentary Election Forecast model, which combined data provided by the British Election Study with all the publicly released polls, gave a final projected Conservative majority (updated on polling day itself) of 82 seats. A Tory majority was projected to be “almost certain”.
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MSPs’ salaries to rise above £64,000

MSPs’ salaries to rise above £64,000 | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
MSPs will receive a pay increase of 1.4% from April next year, it has been announced.

The rise, which MSPs do not vote on, is linked to public-sector rises in Scotland using the annual survey of hours and earnings published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
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IOG recommends 2.5% pay rise for grounds staff in 2020

IOG recommends 2.5% pay rise for grounds staff in 2020 | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The IOG, the leading membership organisation for everyone involved in the management of sports pitches, landscape and amenity facilities in the UK, is recommending a 2.5 per cent increase in grounds staff’s national minimum salary bands for 2020. 

In addition, says the IOG, the amount paid in recognition of IOG qualifications should increase to £600 per band (a 4.3% increase) to ensure an ongoing focus on training and professional development. The total amount received should be directly linked to the highest qualification level held and equates to £600 for each level attained (eg £2,400 for a Level 4 qualification).
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Number of Irish citizens in UK up by nearly 100,000 in 2019

The number of Irish citizens in the UK has jumped by nearly 100,000 – thanks to record numbers of applications for Irish passports from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The huge spike in Irish passport holders in the UK has been a continuous trend since the Brexit referendum in 2016.
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EPI: Teachers' wellbeing improves as anxiety increase

EPI: Teachers' wellbeing improves as anxiety increase | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Teachers are happier and more satisfied with life than the average graduate – but their job satisfaction has fallen over the last seven years, a study has found.
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Starmer says he wants Labour 'rebuilt ... as trusted force for good' as poll puts him leadership favourite – as it happened | Politics | The Guardian

Starmer says he wants Labour 'rebuilt ... as trusted force for good' as poll puts him leadership favourite – as it happened | Politics | The Guardian | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
How Labour members have become more leftwing since 2015
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The impact of the minimum wage on employment and hours

The purpose of this report is to estimate the impact of the introduction of the NLW in April 2016 and its successive uprating on employment and hours worked. The main focus is on
how the introduction and uprating of the NLW have affected employees aged 25 or more, but the research also touches on differences in impact for this group compared to younger
employees. It also explores variations between men and women and part-time and fulltime employees, as well as differences by other characteristics, such as the nature of the
employer or employment contract.

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Climate change: 4C temperature increase by 2090 'will have catastrophic impact on children' | Climate News

Climate change: 4C temperature increase by 2090 'will have catastrophic impact on children' | Climate News | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Climate change could wipe out 50 years of public health gains unless we take urgent action to stop global warming, leading medical authorities have warned.

The World Health Organization, along with more than 30 other global institutions that collaborated on a new report for The Lancet medical journal, says climate change will have a life-long impact on children born today.
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Brazilians born today will have difficulty breathing in the future, climate study says

Brazilians born today will have difficulty breathing in the future, climate study says | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
A child born today in Brazil will probably have difficulty breathing during his or her growth and life. It will also face mosquitoes that carry disease such as dengue and extreme events such as burning, drought and flooding in greater numbers.

These are some of the health problems associated with climate change presented in the new version of the Lancet Countdown report: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change, released on Wednesday evening. fair (13).

 

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Health impacts of climate change on children don't need exaggerating

Health impacts of climate change on children don't need exaggerating | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
A child born today faces far-reaching health impacts from living through a world 4°C warmer than humans have ever experienced, according to a major assessment released today. But the research doesn’t support claims by some climate activists that children may not grow up at all.

The 2019 report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change, put together by doctors and researchers, warns that children are particularly vulnerable to climate change, because a warming world exposes them to more infectious diseases, malnutrition and stunted growth, and dirty air that hinders the development of their lungs.
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Nicola Roberts opens up about being stalked for 5 years

Nicola Roberts opens up about being stalked for 5 years | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Singer-songwriter Nicola Roberts has opened up about the impact of being stalked by her ex-partner for five years in a powerful new interview. Singer Nicola Roberts was stalked by her ex-partner for five years. Now, she has opened up about her ordeal in a powerful new interview.
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Police Professional | Police Scotland ‘responding effectively to demand’

Police Professional | Police Scotland ‘responding effectively to demand’ | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
This year has shown again that Scotland is well served by its police officers and staff who continue to adapt to the changing nature of crime and society, and respond effectively to key issues of public concern.

Whether that’s tackling sexual crimes and on-line grooming, successfully disrupting organised crime groups and traffickers, or strengthening its response to people in mental health distress the force is tailoring policing to the needs of 21st century Scotland.
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Nicola Roberts opens up about being stalked for 5 years

Nicola Roberts opens up about being stalked for 5 years | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Singer-songwriter Nicola Roberts has opened up about the impact of being stalked by her ex-partner for five years in a powerful new interview. Singer Nicola Roberts was stalked by her ex-partner for five years. Now, she has opened up about her ordeal in a powerful new interview.
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A new era in opinion polls?

A new era in opinion polls? | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Pollsters around the world have failed to predict the outcomes of many important elections over years. In the US, Franklin Roosevelt defeated Alf Landon in 1936, Harry Truman defeated Thomas Dewey in 1948, Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in 2016 – all against the predictions of the major opinion polls. In India, many opinion polls performed poorly – either to understand the winner or to estimate the quantum of winning margin – in most of the general elections of this century.
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The gender pay gap in 2019: still work in progress

The gender pay gap in 2019: still work in progress | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The gender pay gap is still well and truly with us:

Skilled agricultural workers (senior farmers and landscape designers) were the only employees to have closed the gender pay gap for their sector in 2019
The remaining 25 industries analysed, revealed women still earn disproportionately less than their male colleagues. Differences ranged from £348 to £10,006 less per year
Women could be earning up to £12,319 less per year than their male colleagues within the same age and job group – up £370 from last year’s figures
The pay gap is even worse in incentive-based or bonus pay with men being paid up to 46% more in bonuses across certain industries
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Executive pay ratio reporting an 'opportunity' to win employees' trust

Executive pay ratio reporting an 'opportunity' to win employees' trust | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Employers have been warned not to treat a new measure to encourage fair pay practices as a “tick-box” exercise and should consider it a chance to help improve employees’ trust in businesses.

The CIPD and thinktank the High Pay Centre said the pay ratio regulations, which came into force on 1 January and apply to UK-listed companies with more than 250 employees, should be treated as an opportunity for organisations to explain their senior executives’ pay levels and showcase what they are doing to ensure pay practices are fair.
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Muslim population of England passes the three million mark for the first time | Daily Mail

Muslim population of England passes the three million mark for the first time | Daily Mail | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Figures produced by the Office for National Statistics show that Muslims are the fastest-growing faith group in the country - while allegiance to Christianity continues to decline.
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A month of meaningful conversation: my quest to befriend a new person every day | Life and style | The Guardian

A month of meaningful conversation: my quest to befriend a new person every day | Life and style | The Guardian | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Chatty cafes, benches, badges – there are countless schemes encouraging us to talk to strangers and escape loneliness. But do any of them really work? I spent 30 days finding out
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Statistics of the Year 2019: Winners announced | StatsLife

Statistics of the Year 2019: Winners announced | StatsLife | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The RSS has today (19 December 2019) announced the 2019 Statistics of the Year.

Now in its third year, the Statistics of the Year competition invites nominations of key stats that shine a light on important issues that affect everyone as well as reflect changes that are happening around us. This year's winners and highly commended stats cover a wide range of issues, from poverty to life expectancy; CO2 in the atmosphere to the amount of sugar in our soft drinks. 

The winning UK Statistic of the Year is 58%: the proportion of those in relative poverty who live in a working household (source: Institute for Fiscal Studies based on Department for Work and Pensions figures). 
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The climate crisis will profoundly affect the health of every child alive today, report says

The climate crisis will profoundly affect the health of every child alive today, report says | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The climate crisis is already hurting our health and it could burden generations to come with lifelong health problems, a new report finds. It could challenge already overwhelmed health systems and undermine much of the medical progress that has been made in the last century.
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Last year there were 220 million more people in danger from heat waves than in the 90s

Last year there were 220 million more people in danger from heat waves than in the 90s | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Climate change has health consequences and increasingly threatens more people with premature death . In terms of heat waves alone, last year there were 220 million more elderly people exposed than in the 90s. It is the highest figure recorded so far and it is not trivial, since these episodes of cannula generated generate in the older population a stress to the organism that can trigger death. But, as the "The Lancet Countdown" report warns on Thursday, it is the children born today who will suffer the worst consequences , since they will live them at all stages of their lives, from childhood to old age, multiplying health risks in each of them if climate change is not stopped.

 

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The health of future generations is likely to be affected by climate change

The health of future generations is likely to be affected by climate change | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
If nothing is done against climate change, the health of children born today will be increasingly threatened over their lifetime, experts say in a report released Thursday, November 14.

"Climate change will define the health of an entire generation," said Dr. Nick Watts, responsible for this report. Published in the medical journal The Lancet a few weeks before the international climate conference (COP25), it resonates like an echo of the fears of which the Swedish Greta Thunberg has become the emblem in the world.

 

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