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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.”
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Unemployment rate drops in High Peak | Buxton Advertiser

Unemployment rate drops in High Peak | Buxton Advertiser | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The unemployment rate in High Peak fell in the year to March despite the onset of the coronavirus, new figures show.
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Household income hit the hardest during pandemic | Wigan Today

Household income hit the hardest during pandemic | Wigan Today | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The coronavirus crisis has triggered a 4.5% fall in typical working age household incomes, the Resolution Foundation said.

It calculated the fall by comparing the months leading up to the crisis with the situation in May this year.

According to the Foundation’s Living Standards Audit, this was the biggest short-term income drop since the oil crisis-induced inflation spikes of the mid-1970s.
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Coronavirus: lockdown ‘phase two’ may bring added headaches for occupational health

Coronavirus: lockdown ‘phase two’ may bring added headaches for occupational health | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Niggles, aches, pains and anxieties stored up during lockdown need to be nipped in the bud before they become long-term health issues. But how can companies, especially SMEs, identify these risks, especially where employees may still be working remotely? Carl Laidler offers some answers.

Increased investment in occupational health services is predicted by HR leaders as CEOs across the UK gear up to get their companies back to work.
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Women and youths ‘hit most by lockdown’ as MPs told Covid could last decades

Women and youths ‘hit most by lockdown’ as MPs told Covid could last decades | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
A study has suggested women and young people have been hardest hit psychologically by the Covid-19 lockdown, as MPs were told the world will be living with Covid-19 for “decades to come”.

A new study found 27% of people in the UK were experiencing clinically significant levels of psychological distress in April, compared with 19% before the pandemic.
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Coronavirus: British study says lockdown mental health impacts worst for women, the young and parents

Coronavirus: British study says lockdown mental health impacts worst for women, the young and parents | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The first major examination of Britain's strict coronavirus lockdown has found the mental health of women, the young and people living with children have been most affected by the upheaval.

The peer-reviewed study by experts from the University of Manchester and other institutions found the percentage of people with a potentially "clinically significant" level of mental distress rose from 18.9 per cent before the COVID-19 outbreak to 27.3 per cent after the first month of the United Kingdom's lockdown.
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Action needed to prevent young people leaving their Northern home towns | Yorkshire Post

Action needed to prevent young people leaving their Northern home towns | Yorkshire Post | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Those who move to London and the south-east still have much better job prospects and higher pay than those who stay, irrespective of their background, a new report by the Social Mobility Commission shows.

“Movers” will on average earn 33 per cent more than “stayers” and are 50 per cent more likely to have a degree, the research found.
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People losing their homes 'could triple' in coronavirus as families face mounting debt - Mirror Online

People losing their homes 'could triple' in coronavirus as families face mounting debt - Mirror Online | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The number of households made homeless after being evicted for falling behind on the rent could triple if the Government does not stop a mounting debt crisis, campaigners are warning.

Over half a million private rented households in England are estimated to be in arrears, Generation Rent said.
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30,000 people were forced to spend lockdown living in one room

30,000 people were forced to spend lockdown living in one room | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Poor and cramped housing conditions left nearly 16 million Brits suffering health problems during lockdown, a new report has revealed.

The National Housing Federation (NHF) study showed that 30,000 adults spent the Covid-19 shutdown in a home consisting of just one room, while more than 3,600 children were living in homes made up of two rooms.

The figures highlight the impact being felt by the 62,580 families staying in temporary accommodation – the highest number in 13 years – and have triggered a campaign by leading charities demanding the Government puts social housing at the heart of its pandemic recovery plans.
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What can I do to improve the efficiency of my home right now?

What can I do to improve the efficiency of my home right now? | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a new £2billion Green Homes Grant to help homes across England become more energy efficient in his mini-budget on Wednesday.

The scheme will allow homeowners and landlords to apply for a voucher that will fund at least two thirds of the cost of hiring tradespeople to upgrade the energy performance of their homes.  

The vouchers are up to £5,000 per household for most, however, homes with the lowest incomes could get even more money with some being fully funded for changes, up to £10,000 per household, the thresholds of which have not yet been published.
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Within-class grouping in maths | Projects | Education Endowment Foundation | EEF

Within-class grouping in maths | Projects | Education Endowment Foundation | EEF | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
All teachers must decide how to organise their classrooms. One key decision is whether to group pupils by prior attainment within classrooms (e.g., sitting high-achieving pupils together on the same table) or to mix pupils up. Schools may have a policy on this issue, or it might be left to individual teachers. Within-class grouping is a way of organising mixed attainment classes and may be done only for certain subjects, for example different table groups during maths teaching.

There is evidence from the TIMMS international survey that within-class grouping is particularly common in England at both primary and secondary levels: around 40% of teachers in England said that they grouped pupils by prior attainment in almost every mathematics lesson.
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Air pollution affects brain development - but when does the damage start? | Horizon: the EU Research & Innovation magazine | European Commission

Air pollution affects brain development - but when does the damage start? | Horizon: the EU Research & Innovation magazine | European Commission | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The emergency rooms in Barcelona were collapsing under the pressure. Hundreds of patients were arriving in desperate need as they struggled to breathe, while intensive care units struggled to cope with the sudden influx of respiratory problems. Epidemiologists scrambled to trace the source of the outbreak.

This epidemic in the 1980s might bear some striking similarities to the coronavirus pandemic, but there was no infection to blame. The city was suffering from outbreaks of asthma.
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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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Ekklesia | UK households experience biggest income shock since mid-1970s

Ekklesia | UK households experience biggest income shock since mid-1970s | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The covid-induced crisis has caused typical working-age household incomes to fall 4.5 per cent between the pre-crisis period and May this year, according to the Resolution Foundation’s new Living Standards Audit.

The Living Standards Audit 2020 considers the position of households on the eve of the crisis, how the initial lockdown phase has affected household incomes, and the prospects for a living standards recovery as the economy reopens but policy support is withdrawn.

The backdrop to the crisis was stagnant, and in some cases falling, living standards. Typical households experienced no income growth between 2016-17 and 2018-19. Real incomes for the poorest tenth of households fell over the same period and, on the eve of the latest crisis, were no higher than in the early 2000s.
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One million UK workers at risk of unemployment when furlough scheme ends in October

One million UK workers at risk of unemployment when furlough scheme ends in October | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The research has found that the coronavirus crisis has caused typical working-age household incomes to fall 4.5% between the pre-crisis period and May this year, signalling the biggest short-term income drop since the oil-crisis induced inflation spikes of the mid-1970s.

In contrast, the biggest annual income fall during the financial crisis was -2.7%.

The temporary £9 billion social security boost meant that the incomes of the poorest fifth of households didn’t fall during the initial phase of the crisis. Without this policy action, these households would have faced an income shock of at least 8%. However, low-income couples without children, who are less likely to receive Universal Credit (UC) and derive a higher proportion of their overall income from employment, have experienced a far greater income shock than average, of over 8%.
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UK households suffer biggest financial hit since 1970s due to coronavirus | World news | The Guardian

UK households suffer biggest financial hit since 1970s due to coronavirus | World news | The Guardian | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
British households have suffered the biggest hit to their finances since the oil crisis of the mid-1970s as the coronavirus pandemic threatens to inflict severe financial hardship across the country.

Against a backdrop of rising job losses four months into the crisis, the Resolution Foundation thinktank said the average household in Britain had suffered a 4.5% drop in income in the month of May, compared with their average monthly income level in the financial year ending March 2020, before the crisis struck.
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MPs told coronavirus could be with us for decades - Liverpool Echo

MPs told coronavirus could be with us for decades - Liverpool Echo | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
MPs have been told coronavirus will be present for "decades to come".

The effects of lockdown on mental health within society have also been assessed in a new study which suggests women and young people are hardest hit psychologically.
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Mental health of women, young adults and parents worst hit by pandemic

The COVID-19 lockdown is hitting the mental health of women, young people and parents of children under five the hardest according to a study led by researchers at The University of Manchester, King's College London and the National Centre for Social Research and the National Centre for Social Research.

The study provides the first high quality information on mental health during the pandemic, drawing on 17,452 participants in the UK's largest longitudinal study, Understanding Society.
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'Where you can afford to move decides job chances'

'Where you can afford to move decides job chances' | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
For Ailsa, the big "should I stay or should I go?" decision came at a Gateshead bus stop.

"I thought 'this is not for me,'" she said, thinking about a future of unsecured jobs in a time and place where "industry was dead".

So she became the first in her family to go to university and then moved to London and left her home town behind.
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"Wo Sie es sich leisten können, umzuziehen, entscheidet über die Jobchancen" "Where You Can Afford To Move Decides On The Job Opportunities"

"Wo Sie es sich leisten können, umzuziehen, entscheidet über die Jobchancen" "Where You Can Afford To Move Decides On The Job Opportunities" | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Ailsa switched from a council to a bank clerk - but says it is now difficult for young people to move to London


For Ailsa the big "Should I stay or should I go?" The decision was made at a Gateshead bus stop.

"I thought it wasn't for me," she said, pondering a future of insecure jobs at a time and place where "the industry was dead."

She was the first in her family to go to university, then moved to London and left her hometown.

However, the decision to seek better-paid jobs in the capital has become a growing social divide.

 

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Evictions could treble due to coronavirus rent debts, activists warn | World news | The Guardian

Evictions could treble due to coronavirus rent debts, activists warn | World news | The Guardian | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The number of households made homeless after being evicted for falling behind on the rent could treble if the government does not stop a mounting debt crisis, campaigners are warning.

They are calling for the government to suspend evictions due to rent arrears arising from the pandemic, an increase in the amount of and eligibility for housing benefits, and a scheme to clear arrears not covered by the benefit system that would guarantee 80% of landlords’ incomes.
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A third of household income goes into paying rent, survey finds

Private renters are struggling to pay housing costs as rent accounts for a third of their income, government data shows.

Nearly a third (28%) of renting households have had difficulty in paying their housing costs last year, compared with just 5% of homeowners with a mortgage, according to the 2018/19 English Housing Survey.

In London, more than a third (36%) of renters reported some difficulty in paying their housing costs.

Housing charity Shelter said the figures highlight the “bleak” situation many renters are in as they deal with the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Private renters said they spent about a third of their household income including, housing benefit, on rent, rising to two-fifths for those renting privately in London.
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Government data reveals rise private renters' satisfaction levels

Government data reveals rise private renters' satisfaction levels | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Newly released data from The English Housing Survey has revealed that there has been an increase in the proportion of private renters satisfied with their housing.

According to the figures, in 2018/19, 84% of private tenants were satisfied with their accommodation, up one percentage point from the year before. This compares to 81% in the social rented sector.

The data further reveals that 73% of private renters were satisfied with the way their landlords carried out repairs and maintenance. This compared to 67% of social renters.
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Why we need longitudinal research to address the impacts of COVID-19 | by UCL Public Policy | Policy Postings: UCL Public Policy Blog | Jun, 2020

Why we need longitudinal research to address the impacts of COVID-19 | by UCL Public Policy | Policy Postings: UCL Public Policy Blog | Jun, 2020 | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
It is clear that the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic for individuals, families and society will be deep and long-lasting. However, we still don’t fully understand the impact of the virus, nationally or regionally, or how it will entrench existing challenges such as inequalities or mental health.
Data and evidence from longitudinal studies will be vital to the UK’s COVID-19 response. Harnessing the power of existing longitudinal studies will help to understand the immediate and long-term impacts on individuals, families and communities, providing valuable information for research and policy throughout and after the pandemic. Crucially, due to the unique nature of longitudinal studies, it will also be possible to track the longer-term consequences and impacts for years to come.
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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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