In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web
7.0K views | +0 today
Follow
 
Scooped by UK Data Service
onto In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web
Scoop.it!

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).
UK Data Services insight:

This article references research undertaken using data available in the UK Data service collection:

 

Family Resources Survey

Households Below Average Income

Understanding Society

No comment yet.
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by UK Data Service
Scoop.it!

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.
UK Data Services insight:

This article references research using data which is available in the UK Data service collection:

Labour Force Survey

United Kingdom Time Use Survey

No comment yet.
Scooped by UK Data Service
Scoop.it!

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.
UK Data Services insight:

This article references research using data which is available in the UK Data service collection:

Labour Force Survey

United Kingdom Time Use Survey

No comment yet.
Scooped by UK Data Service
Scoop.it!

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.
UK Data Services insight:

This article references data available in the UK Data Service collection:

 

Labour Force Survey

Family Resources Survey

No comment yet.
Scooped by UK Data Service
Scoop.it!

Workers will see their health start to fail at 59 - long before they reach pension age | Daily Mail

Workers will see their health start to fail at 59 - long before they reach pension age | Daily Mail | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
A study undertaken at Keele University suggests that employees who turn 50 can expect only an average of nine more years in good shape. Yet the pension age is now 65 and will soon rise to 66.
UK Data Services insight:

This article references data available in the UK Data Service collection:

 

English Longitudinal Study of Ageing

No comment yet.
Scooped by UK Data Service
Scoop.it!

Study provides first estimates of healthy working life expectancy for adults aged 50

Study provides first estimates of healthy working life expectancy for adults aged 50 | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
A new study has estimated that on average people in England from age 50 can expect to be healthy and in work for nine more years.

State Pension age in the UK is going up from 65 to 66 for men and women by October 2020, and will increase to 67 by 2028. The new research has found that if healthy working years are lived consecutively from age 50, the average age that people are in work and healthy until is 59-years-old.

The study, led by Keele University working with Newcastle University, provides the first estimates of healthy working life expectancy for adults aged 50 in England, and the results question whether a sufficient proportion of people can work until they would be able to receive the state pension.
UK Data Services insight:

This article references data available in the UK Data Service collection:

 

English Longitudinal Study of Ageing

No comment yet.
Scooped by UK Data Service
Scoop.it!

On average people in England from age 50 can expect to be healthy and in work for nine more years.

On average people in England from age 50 can expect to be healthy and in work for nine more years. | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
A new study has estimated that on average people in England from age 50 can expect to be healthy and in work for nine more years.

State Pension age in the UK is going up from 65 to 66 for men and women by October 2020, and will increase to 67 by 2028. The new research has found that if healthy working years are lived consecutively from age 50, the average age that people are in work and healthy until is 59-years-old.
UK Data Services insight:

This article references data available in the UK Data Service collection:

 

English Longitudinal Study of Ageing

No comment yet.
Scooped by UK Data Service
Scoop.it!

How Social Isolation Affects the Brain

How Social Isolation Affects the Brain | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
ABOVE: © ISTOCK.COM, PONOMARIOVA_MARIA
Daisy Fancourt was at her home in Surrey in southeast England when the UK government formally announced a nationwide lockdown. Speaking in a televised address on March 23, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson laid out a suite of measures designed to curb the spread of COVID-19, including closing public spaces and requiring people to stay home except for exercise and essential tasks. For Fancourt, an epidemiologist at University College London (UCL), the announcement meant more than just a change to her daily life. It was the starting gun for a huge study, weeks in the planning, that would investigate the effects of enforced isolation and other pandemic-associated changes on the British public.
UK Data Services insight:

This article references data available in the UK Data Service collection:

 

English Longitudinal Study of Ageing

No comment yet.
Scooped by UK Data Service
Scoop.it!

NHS care means middle-aged in England healthier than in US | Daily Mail

NHS care means middle-aged in England healthier than in US | Daily Mail | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Experts from University College London and the University of Michigan studied health data on nearly 18,700 people aged 55-64 in England and the States.
UK Data Services insight:

This article references data available in the UK Data Service collection:

 

English Longitudinal Study of Ageing

No comment yet.
Scooped by UK Data Service
Scoop.it!

Maria Miller: Domestic abuse can stretch on for a lifetime. So why do we stop recording it after the age of 74?

Maria Miller: Domestic abuse can stretch on for a lifetime. So why do we stop recording it after the age of 74? | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
We know that domestic abuse can affect anyone, of any gender, any ethnicity, whether you are disabled or non-disabled, and whatever your socio-economic background. Though we know it impacts some more than others – women, disabled people, or the LGBTQ community – age, especially older age, is rarely a consideration for decision makers working to protect and support victims and survivors.

We can see this in the fact that data collection on domestic abuse in the Crime Survey for England and Wales stops at the age of 74. Domestic abuse doesn’t go away with age, and older people can be especially vulnerable to different kinds of abuse, including abuse by a carer or financial abuse. But without any statistics for domestic abuse later life, there is a real possibility that older victims and survivors are missing out on vital help, support and protection.
UK Data Services insight:

This article references data available in the UK Data Service collection:

Crime Survey for England and Wales

No comment yet.
Scooped by UK Data Service
Scoop.it!

New campaign urges support for victims trying to flee lockdown violence - EasternEye

New campaign urges support for victims trying to flee lockdown violence - EasternEye | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
AN INCREASING number of Asians are suffering financial and mental abuse dur­ing lockdown and need additional sup­port, campaigners have said.

Charities have seen a rise in people seek­ing help for different forms of domestic vio­lence since the UK went into lockdown in March, as victims have found themselves forced to live with their abusive partners and family members.

A campaign called #FaithsAgainstDo­mesticAbuse, backed by a number of chari­ties, has called on the government to pro­vide more help for services, particularly to those supporting survivors from ethnic mi­nority backgrounds.
UK Data Services insight:

This article references data available in the UK Data Service collection:

Crime Survey for England and Wales

No comment yet.
Scooped by UK Data Service
Scoop.it!

FSM - Policy Exchange report uncovers true cost of public sector fraud during COVID-19 crisis

FSM - Policy Exchange report uncovers true cost of public sector fraud during COVID-19 crisis | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
RESEARCH CARRIED out by analysts at the Policy Exchange finds that fraud and error during the COVID-19 crisis will cost the UK Government somewhere in the region of £4.6 billion. The lower bound for the cost of fraud in this crisis is £1.3 billion and the upper bound set at £7.9 billion in light of total projected expenditure of £154.3 billion by the Government (excluding additional expenditure announced in the 8 July 2020 Economic Update).


The research has been conducted by Rob Walton (Senior Fellow at the Policy Exchange Think Tank), Sophia Falkner (Research Fellow) and Benjamin Barnard (head of technology policy). They suggest that the true value of public sector fraud may be closer to the upper bound due to the higher-than-usual levels of fraud that normally accompany disaster management (more of which anon).
UK Data Services insight:

This article references data available in the UK Data Service collection:

Crime Survey for England and Wales

No comment yet.
Scooped by UK Data Service
Scoop.it!

Police Professional | Wales takes lead on reducing speed to save lives

Police Professional | Wales takes lead on reducing speed to save lives | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Lee Waters introduced an independent report today (July 16) recommending that Wales becomes the first nation in the world to adopt the bold new measure by 2023.

It follows the results of a year-long study by a taskforce made up of police, local authorities, public health experts and other key partners such as road safety groups.

The report makes 21 practical recommendations for implementation across Wales, and Mr Waters said: “Eighty children were killed or seriously injured in Wales in the past year for which we have figures. That’s 80 families whose lives will never be the same again.
UK Data Services insight:

This article references data available in the UK Data Service collection:

Crime Survey for England and Wales

No comment yet.
Scooped by UK Data Service
Scoop.it!

Police Professional | Knife crime rises to record levels

Police Professional | Knife crime rises to record levels | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Police recorded offences involving a knife or sharp instrument rose to 46,265 for the year to the end of March, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) today (July 17).

The figures, which do not include Greater Manchester Police due to differences in the way the force collects data, are 51 per cent higher than they were in 2011 when this type of data was first collected.

A key factor behind the increase was a seven per cent rise in London. The report said: “Knife or sharp instrument offences continue to be concentrated in metropolitan areas across England and Wales, with around a third (34 per cent) of all offences recorded by the police in London.”
UK Data Services insight:

This article references data available in the UK Data Service collection:

Crime Survey for England and Wales

No comment yet.
Scooped by UK Data Service
Scoop.it!

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.
UK Data Services insight:

This article references research using data which is available in the UK Data service collection:

Labour Force Survey

United Kingdom Time Use Survey

No comment yet.
Scooped by UK Data Service
Scoop.it!

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.
UK Data Services insight:

This article references research using data which is available in the UK Data service collection:

Labour Force Survey

United Kingdom Time Use Survey

No comment yet.
Scooped by UK Data Service
Scoop.it!

More education accounts for the rising share of women in the UK top 1% | VOX, CEPR Policy Portal

More education accounts for the rising share of women in the UK top 1% | VOX, CEPR Policy Portal | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Top incomes – the share of total income held by those at the very top of the income distribution – are the central focus of much recent income distribution analysis, most especially that based on the pioneering research of Thomas Piketty and collaborators (see e.g. Atkinson et al. 2011 for a review) and the on-going work centred around the World Inequality Database project. Drawing on income tax and related administrative register data sources, the top incomes research field has highlighted how, in many countries, the most significant changes in income distribution are occurring at the top. The increasing share of income among this group is driving the much-discussed increase in overall inequality.
UK Data Services insight:

This article references data available in the UK Data Service collection:

 

Households Below Average Income

Family Resources Survey

No comment yet.
Scooped by UK Data Service
Scoop.it!

Employees 'healthy' in work until just 59 in England, study shows | UK News

Employees 'healthy' in work until just 59 in England, study shows | UK News | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
People in England have a "healthy life expectancy" at work until they are aged just 59, far below the age to qualify for a state pension, research suggests.

The study, published in The Lancet Public Health, analysed data from 15,000 men and women aged 50 and over from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing.

Participants were tracked between 2002 and 2013 for the research led by Keele University.
UK Data Services insight:

This article references data available in the UK Data Service collection:

 

English Longitudinal Study of Ageing

No comment yet.
Scooped by UK Data Service
Scoop.it!

Men can expect to be healthy and in work for longer than women says new study - Wales Online

Men can expect to be healthy and in work for longer than women says new study - Wales Online | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Male workers who have reached the age of 50 in England can expect to be healthy in work for longer than women.

A new study suggests that “healthy working life expectancy” from the age of 50 means that men can look forward to 10.9 healthy years in work - compared to 8.3 years for women.
UK Data Services insight:

This article references data available in the UK Data Service collection:

 

English Longitudinal Study of Ageing

No comment yet.
Scooped by UK Data Service
Scoop.it!

Average healthy working life expectancy is six years below the state pension age

Average healthy working life expectancy is six years below the state pension age | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The average “healthy working life expectancy” for employees in England falls well below the state pension age, research suggests.

Workers aged 50 can expect an average of nine more healthy years while employed, according to a study. The findings question the current UK state pension of 65 – rising to 66 in October – and whether a sufficient proportion of people can work until they would be able to receive the state pension.

As the state pension age rises, researchers expressed concern about the health of the older workforce. Lead author of the study Marty Parker said that people will find it “challenging” to work for longer as the state pension age goes up.
UK Data Services insight:

This article references data available in the UK Data Service collection:

 

English Longitudinal Study of Ageing

No comment yet.
Scooped by UK Data Service
Scoop.it!

Mind the gap: Even the richest Americans lag the English on health, study finds

The United States won its independence from British rule 237 years ago this month, a feat celebrated with its own holiday, and even a smash Broadway musical celebrating the overthrow of a class-based government and the rise of a poor immigrant.

But a new study shows that middle-aged people living in the U.S. today have worse health than their English counterparts—and that the difference in health between rich and poor is much larger on the American side of the Atlantic.
UK Data Services insight:

This article references data available in the UK Data Service collection:

 

English Longitudinal Study of Ageing

No comment yet.
Scooped by UK Data Service
Scoop.it!

Health inequalities worse in US than England | myScience / news / news 2020

People with low incomes have below-average health outcomes in middle age in both the US and England, but particularly so in the US, finds a new international study involving UCL.

Across every income group surveyed, people living in the US had worse health than their counterparts of similar incomes in England, finds the study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, led by the University of Michigan.

The differences were greatest among the lowest earners: middle-aged UK residents in the bottom 20% by income enjoyed better health across many measures than the poorest Americans of the same age group.
UK Data Services insight:

This article references data available in the UK Data Service collection:

English Longitudinal Study of Ageing

No comment yet.
Scooped by UK Data Service
Scoop.it!

Black Women: Domestic Abuse - Hansard

It gives me great pleasure to raise a very important issue to the UK and to this House, particularly as we are about to debate the Domestic Abuse Bill, which returns to this place in the next fortnight or so.

In preparation for today’s debate, I was aided greatly by a number of groups. I would like to thank Refuge; Southall Black Sisters; Women’s Aid; the End Violence Against Women Coalition; Hackney Council; London Councils; Imkaan, which does amazing work in this area; and my local organisation, Sistah Space, with whom I met recently and who were the inspiration behind this debate.
UK Data Services insight:

This report references data available in the UK Data Service collection:

Crime Survey for England and Wales

No comment yet.
Scooped by UK Data Service
Scoop.it!

Rapists and sex attackers who preyed on strangers in Hull and East Yorkshire - Hull Live

It's enough to make your blood run cold and one of the worst crimes you can think of.

More people are bravely coming forward to report sexual crimes committed against them and, more often than not, they are committed by someone they know.


However, there are many, many terrifying cases where the perpetrator will pick a stranger, targeting them on a darkened street, in broad daylight and even in their own homes where they should feel safe.

Disgusting predators such as these have been dragged before Hull Crown Court after their victims bravely reported what happened to them.
UK Data Services insight:

This article references data available in the UK Data Service collection:

Crime Survey for England and Wales

No comment yet.
Scooped by UK Data Service
Scoop.it!

Cybercrime Jumped 23% Over Past Year

Cybercrime Jumped 23% Over Past Year | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Cybercrime offenses reported by individuals and businesses have risen 23% over the past year, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

The UK government body explained that 26,215 incidents were referred to the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) by Action Fraud in the year ending March 2020.

The year-on-year increase was driven by a large uptick in the two highest-volume “computer misuse” types reported to Action Fraud. “Hacking – social media and email” saw a 55% increase from 12,894 offenses, and “computer viruses/malware” incidents soared by 61% to reach 6745 cases.
UK Data Services insight:

This article references data available in the UK Data Service collection:

Crime Survey for England and Wales

No comment yet.
Scooped by UK Data Service
Scoop.it!

Knife crime incidents hit record level

Knife crime incidents hit record level | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The number of knife crimes in England and Wales has risen 6% to a new record high, official figures show.

Police-recorded offences involving a knife or sharp instrument rose to 46,265 for the year to March, up from 43,706 in the previous 12 months, according to information released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on Friday.

This was 51% higher than when data of this kind was first collected in 2010/11 (30,620) and is the highest number on record, the report said.
UK Data Services insight:

This article references data available in the UK Data Service collection:

Crime Survey for England and Wales

No comment yet.