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Household spending down during pandemic

Household spending down during pandemic | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
More than one-fifth of usual household spending has not been possible during the lockdown, Office for National Statistics (ONS) analysis reveals.

In the financial year ending March 2019, UK households spent an average of £182 per week on activities that have since been largely prevented by government guidelines (such as travel, holidays and meals out).

This is equivalent to 22% of a usual weekly budget of £831, money that households could be saving, spending in other areas or using to cover any loss of income.
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Diversity: UK Sport and Sport England launch review into board make-up

Diversity: UK Sport and Sport England launch review into board make-up | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
UK Sport says it is "particularly mindful" of the need to diversify the boards of sporting organisations.

An immediate joint review alongside Sport England will look at potential changes to the Sports Governance Code.

The main element of the review will be the make-up of boards.

Research last year showed Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people accounted for just 5.2% of board members across 130 UK Sport and Sport England-funded organisations.
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Scotland's Gaelic language 'could die out in 10 years'

Scotland's Gaelic language 'could die out in 10 years' | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Gaelic-speaking communities in Scotland are in crisis and the language could die out within 10 years, according to a new study.

A team of experts from the University of the Highlands and Islands and the Soillse research project studied a number of Gaelic communities and found that "the social use and transmission of Gaelic is at the point of collapse," according to a press release published Thursday.
The language has been used in Scotland for more than 1,500 years. While its use has declined, Gaelic is "a valuable part of Scotland's cultural identity, especially for people in the Highlands and Islands," the Scottish government says.
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IMF urges caution

IMF urges caution | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON, DC, United States (CMC) — The director of the Western Hemisphere Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Alejandro Werner said yesterday Latin America and the Caribbean have become the new coronavirus (COVID-19) global epicentre.

He said the human cost has been tragic, with over 100,000 lives lost. The economic toll has also been steep.
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IEA releases Sustainable Recovery Plan with strong focus on hydropower modernisation | International Hydropower Association

IEA releases Sustainable Recovery Plan with strong focus on hydropower modernisation | International Hydropower Association | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic and economic crisis being felt across the world, today the IEA released its Sustainable Recovery Plan.

It seeks to show governments what they can do to boost economic growth, create jobs and put global greenhouse gas emissions into structural decline. 

IHA Chief Executive Eddie Rich welcomed the report: “Trillions of dollars will be spent by governments on the economic recovery. As the report demonstrates, sustainable hydropower can not only deliver long term cheap and clean energy, but also tens of thousands of skilled jobs with the right support. It should be near the top of the shopping list.”
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IEA: ‘Green’ coronavirus recovery would keep global emissions below 2019 peak

IEA: ‘Green’ coronavirus recovery would keep global emissions below 2019 peak | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The world has a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to pour investment into clean energy and create millions of new jobs, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Its “sustainable recovery plan” for the coronavirus pandemic lays out a series of measures that the agency says would ensure 2019 was the “definitive peak” for global emissions.
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Oil and gas producers' methane emissions could rise in COVID-19 aftermath: IEA | S&P Global Platts

Methane emissions by the global oil and gas industry could rise rather than fall in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis, contrasting with an expected reduction in CO2 emissions, as weak prices and policy shifts hamper efforts to contain the potent greenhouse gas, the IEA said June 18.
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BT plans BAME 'baseline' for senior management roles

BT is drawing up plans to fill a certain percentage of senior management roles with individuals from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) background as part of its latest efforts to combat racism and prejudice.

Under an initiative dubbed the "Ethnicity Rapid Action Plan," the UK telco in late June said it would "create a new fast-stream for high potential people from ethnic minority backgrounds."
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Why are more people from BAME backgrounds dying from coronavirus?

Why are more people from BAME backgrounds dying from coronavirus? | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said that people from ethnic minority backgrounds are "disproportionately" dying with coronavirus.

A number of reviews, including by the Office for National Statistics and Public Health England, have now concluded that this is the case.

Suggested reasons have included existing health inequalities, housing conditions, public-facing occupations and structural racism.
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Leicester lockdown: what are the new Covid-19 restrictions? | Leicester | The Guardian

Leicester lockdown: what are the new Covid-19 restrictions? | Leicester | The Guardian | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
A regional flare-up of coronavirus cases means Leicester will not emerge from parts of lockdown as swiftly as the rest of England. Here’s what you need to know about the restrictions:

What is closing down and why?
A spike in infections in Leicester means the city has three times more cases than the city with the next highest total.

Non-essential shops that reopened on 15 June will close on 30 June.

Bars, restaurants and hairdressers will not open on 4 July

Schools will close on 2 July, except to vulnerable children and children of key workers.

The city council is reviewing its plans to extend the opening of its own buildings such as libraries, museums and children’s centres.
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84,000 fewer homes could be delivered in England this year, charity warns

84,000 fewer homes could be delivered in England this year, charity warns | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Around 84,000 fewer homes could be delivered in England this year due to the impact of coronavirus, according to estimates published by housing charity Shelter.

The projection, which has been taken from research carried out by Savills, includes existing properties converted into homes as well as new properties being built.

It would mean overall output falling from around 255,000 last year to 171,000 homes in the financial year 2020/21.
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Fears homelessness could treble if Covid-19 eviction ban ends

Fears homelessness could treble if Covid-19 eviction ban ends | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it

Things “could get worse before they get better” for private renters pushed into debt by the Covid-19 lockdown, campaigners warned, with 45,000 households at serious risk of homelessness when the eviction ban is lifted in August.

Generation Rent analysis showed that 13 per cent of renters have fallen into arrears during the crisis and that homelessness could soar if their calls for a £750m coronavirus home retention scheme aren’t listened to.

The number of families at risk of being evicted because they can’t pay their rent is triple last year’s figure, when 15,000 households lost their homes, while half a million are currently in rent arrears.

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4.5 million people in ‘deep poverty’ in UK – report

4.5 million people in ‘deep poverty’ in UK – report | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Around 4.5 million people are experiencing the deepest levels of poverty in the UK and have been hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, a commission has found.

The proportion of the UK population in “deep poverty” has risen more than a third from 5 per cent to 7 per cent over the last two decades, while the overall poverty rate has remained largely unchanged, the Social Metrics Commission (SMC) said.

It means there are 1.7 million more people in deep poverty – living on less than half of what they need to stay above the poverty line – compared to roughly 20 years ago.
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Fight for those in poverty

Fight for those in poverty | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
More than four million people in the UK are trapped in deep poverty, meaning their income is at least 50 per cent below the official breadline, locking them into a weekly struggle to afford the most basic living essentials, and there has been a dramatic rise in the number of children affected by what is termed persistent poverty.

With these figures, there is no doubt that there is a pressing need for a concerted approach to the problem.
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Survival of Scottish Gaelic in serious doubt

Survival of Scottish Gaelic in serious doubt | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
A new study on the fortunes and fate of the Gaelic language in Scotland casts serious doubt on its survival in the medium to long-term in the region where it is still spoken.

Researchers say that without intervention Gaelic will no longer be spoken as a community language within a few short years and will be completely replaced by functionally dominant English. 

Gaelic was once spoken in the whole of Scotland but is now on UNESCO's list of endangered languages. 
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How coronavirus is widening the UK gender pay gap | Gender pay gap | The Guardian

How coronavirus is widening the UK gender pay gap | Gender pay gap | The Guardian | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Who would have predicted that on the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, British women would be back in the home, up to their ears in dishes, dinners and nappies, watching their careers evaporate as the pay gap widens? The coronavirus pandemic could set women’s economic progress back half a century, according to warnings from international institutions including the UN and the World Economic Forum. In the downturn, the economic constraints that women around the world typically bear – from industry segregation to unequal access to capital – are painfully visible.
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Recovering from the Great Lockdown

Recovering from the Great Lockdown | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
With the Great Lockdown put into effect to help contain the spread of Covid-19, the world has had to face the worst recession since the Great Depression. Compared to the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) World Economic Outlook forecast for April 2020 where the global economy was expected to contract by three per cent, new estimates reveal that the recession may as well run deeper with global output levels falling by 4.9% in June 2020. Because of this, recovery is now anticipated to be more gradual than previously anticipated. For countries that have begun their ascent towards recovery, their climb is still uncertain and ambiguous at best.
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IEA calls for $3 trillion global investment in COVID-19 recovery

IEA calls for $3 trillion global investment in COVID-19 recovery | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The International Energy Agency has unveiled a global COVID-19 recovery plan for the global energy sector which outlines a three-year series of actions designed to revitalize economies, boost employment and make energy systems cleaner and more resilient.

At a live-streamed press briefing, IEA executive director Dr Fatih Birol said: “Our numbers show that there has been a huge impact across the energy sector, some parts more, some parts less, and a big decline in carbon usage.

“We are putting on the table a road-map of how to get out this crisis in better shape, [meaning] a much more modern, cleaner, more resilient energy system, while energy policies give a boost to economic growth, and help to create new jobs.”
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IEA unveils framework for future government energy action – Kallanish Energy News

IEA unveils framework for future government energy action – Kallanish Energy News | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The International Energy Agency has released an energy sector framework for governments to boost economic growth, create new employment opportunities and accelerate cleaner energy infrastructures.

The World Energy Outlook Special Report on Sustainable Recovery was published on Thursday by the IEA, based on analysis conducted in cooperation with the International Monetary Fund, Kallanish Energy learns.

The framework includes a series of actions that could be implemented within governmental policies and targeted investments between 2021 and 2023, the IEA said, as policymakers seek to address the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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IEA Details $3 Trillion Sustainable Recovery Plan to Revitalize Economies

IEA Details $3 Trillion Sustainable Recovery Plan to Revitalize Economies | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The International Energy Agency (IEA) published a new plan for governments worldwide that outlines policies and investments for making energy systems cleaner and more resilient.

“Special Report on Sustainable Recovery,” from the IEA’s World Energy Outlook series, is based on an analysis completed in coordination with the International Monetary Fund. The plan details a set of policy actions and targeted investments from 2021 to 2023 that could achieve a number of significant outcomes as governments respond to the economic effects of the covid-19 pandemic.
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Jewish deaths in UK more than double this year due to coronavirus - The Jerusalem Post

Jewish deaths in UK more than double this year due to coronavirus - The Jerusalem Post | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The number of Jewish deaths in the United Kingdom has more than doubled in comparison to last year's numbers, according to data collected by the Board of Deputies of British Jews and published by The Guardian. 
During the time span between March and May of this year, a time span assessed specifically for the outbreak of the coronavirus, the largest Jewish burial boards carried out 811 funerals, compared to the 358 deaths carried out during the same time period in 2019, marking an increase of 127%. 
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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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Coronavirus slump could delay building of 300,000 homes | World news | The Guardian

Coronavirus slump could delay building of 300,000 homes | World news | The Guardian | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
More than 300,000 planned new homes may remain on the drawing board over the next five years, deepening the UK’s housing crisis, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, new research predicts.

Stalled construction and the recession will slash the number of new homes being built, with 85,000 predicted to be lost this financial year, according to a study by the property agency Savills with the housing charity Shelter.

Construction of the cheapest social housing could fall to a “catastrophic” low of 4,300 units annually – the smallest number since the second world war. Shelter said this would not even be enough to clear the waiting list for a social home in Wakefield, never mind the rest of the country.
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Covid housing affordability crisis - Three quarters of northerners back call for dedicated affordable housing for key workers

Covid housing affordability crisis - Three quarters of northerners back call for dedicated affordable housing for key workers | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
A new IPPR report today, together with polling commissioned by the thinktank, warns that housing affordability issues are set to intensify due to Covid-19, with those on low incomes and privately renting most affected.

In a new paper published today, Renting Beyond their Means: The Role of Living Rent in addressing housing affordability, IPPR recommends devolving power and resources to local government to set local rents, have the flexibility to develop their own housing products and housing funding, as well as suspending and devolving Right to Buy.
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We all deserve a better debate on poverty

We all deserve a better debate on poverty | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
What's happening to poverty in the UK is one of the big questions facing the country. It is essential for governments and political leaders to make informed decisions about policy responses and for the public to understand the communities they live in. But the range of ways of measuring poverty means that too often, those who talk about it pick and choose the ones which best suit their arguments. As a result, debates about poverty can end up being confusing, with each side talking past the other.

Full Fact has been checking poverty claims since we first began fact checking. Over the years, one issue we’ve returned to constantly are media outlets or politicians clashing over what’s happening to poverty in the UK. One of the main stages for these clashes has been the weekly exchanges at Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs).
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New Report Shows BAME Households In The UK Are Twice As Likely To Live In Poverty

New Report Shows BAME Households In The UK Are Twice As Likely To Live In Poverty | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The effects of the coronavirus pandemic have been far reaching, but we know the impact has been greater for some, including women, and Black and ethnic minorities. Earlier this year, the Office of National Statistics (ONS) released figures showing that Black people were four times more likely to die from the disease than white people. The Fawcett Society reported that BAME women in the UK are suffering greater financial and psychological consequences of the pandemic than their white counterparts. Now, a new report conducted by the Social Metrics Commission has found that BAME households are twice as likely to live in poverty than white households.
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