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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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Kate Osamor MP: Parliament is sending a woeful message to BAME people about their value

Kate Osamor MP: Parliament is sending a woeful message to BAME people about their value | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Last week, I stood for election as chair of the International Development Select Committee. Naturally, I was disappointed not to win, but I am delighted Sarah Champion did. She will make a fantastic chair, holding the Government to account at a time when the Department for International Development is navigating an uncertain future. I look forward to working with her.
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If Boris Johnson really wants to improve the UK’s buses, he should look to Switzerland | Lynn Sloman | Opinion | The Guardian

If Boris Johnson really wants to improve the UK’s buses, he should look to Switzerland | Lynn Sloman | Opinion | The Guardian | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Finally, after decades of disastrous, or at best feeble, bus policy, Boris Johnson’s pledge of £5bn to improve buses suggests that at long last the importance of this neglected mode of transport is being recognised. The prime minister said in parliament that there would be more services, including at evenings and weekends, and simpler, cheaper and more convenient fares, as well as more bus lanes and zero-carbon buses. But while £5bn could build quite a lot of bus lanes, it will not have much impact on fares and services unless it is accompanied by countrywide regulation of local public transport.
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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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Low-income families set to be poorer under universal credit – study | Society | The Guardian

Low-income families set to be poorer under universal credit – study | Society | The Guardian | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The average low-income family in the UK’s most deprived areas – including “left behind” communities in the north of England – is likely to be worse off under universal credit, according to a study by the Resolution Foundation.

Although the government’s reversal of some of the cuts it made five years ago to universal credit will make the average UK family £1 a week better off than under previous benefits, the study says those living in the poorest areas will be on average worse off.
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Universal Credit: Claimants in Liverpool are worse off on DWP benefit compared to the national average | inews

Universal Credit: Claimants in Liverpool are worse off on DWP benefit compared to the national average | inews | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
People in Liverpool will be significantly worse off when they switch from the old benefits system to Universal Credit, compared to claimants across the rest of the country, a report has revealed.

Just 32 per cent of people living within the Liverpool City Region will be better off under Universal Credit and 52 per cent will be poorer, making it one of the worst affected areas in the UK by the new benefit.
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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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Which vital nutrient are nearly a third of us not getting enough of?

Which vital nutrient are nearly a third of us not getting enough of? | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it

29 percent of adults have low levels of vitamin D between January and March every year and are consequently risking deficiency, according to the National Diet and Nutrition Survey. For 11–18-year-olds, this jumps to 37 percent. Given the nutrient’s vital role in keeping muscles, bones and teeth healthy, what would deficiency mean for you and can you prevent it by taking supplements?

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UK's 2021 census could be the last, statistics chief reveals

UK's 2021 census could be the last, statistics chief reveals | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The 2021 census could be the last one ever to be carried out, the UK's national statistician has revealed.

Prof Sir Ian Diamond said he was examining cheaper alternatives to the 10-yearly compulsory questionnaire delivered to every UK household.

The census, which has been conducted for almost 200 years, provides valuable population information to help councils and the government plan services.
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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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Voice of the Mirror: Cruel Universal Credit is a universally discredited failure - Voice of the Mirror - Mirror Online

Voice of the Mirror: Cruel Universal Credit is a universally discredited failure - Voice of the Mirror - Mirror Online | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Universal Credit hurting more people than it helps is a damning condemnation of the Conservatives’ flagship welfare cuts programme.

Experts at the respected think tank ­Resolution Foundation calculate 46% of ­families will lose out, exceeding the 39% ­estimated to gain. This is a massive fail when most poor homes have someone in work.
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The long and winding road • Resolution Foundation

The long and winding road • Resolution Foundation | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Universal Credit (UC) – the fundamental re-design of Britain’s welfare system involving merging six benefits into one – is an enormous undertaking. Despite being a decade in the making, only one-third of UC’s expected final caseload is currently on the benefit, so the majority of its roll-out still lies ahead. The beginning of the new parliament therefore comes at a crucial juncture in UC’s journey.
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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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