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One in 12 adults believe life will never get back to normal after Covid – ONS | Express & Star

One in 12 adults believe life will never get back to normal after Covid – ONS | Express & Star | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Around one in 12 adults in Britain believe life will never get back to normal following the coronavirus pandemic, figures suggest.

Eight percent of adults feel this way, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said – the highest proportion for eight months, with the same proportion last believing this in mid-October.

Some 29% said they think it will take more than a year for life to return to normal, while 21% said they believe it will take up to six months.

And 22% said they are not sure.
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Workers more likely than employers to expect return to work

Workers more likely than employers to expect return to work | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Most employees expect to return to their normal place of work by early autumn, according to the latest data on homeworking attitudes by the Office for National Statistics.

Its Opinions and Lifestyle Survey found that 60% of individuals thought they would go back to their usual place of work over the next five months, with younger workers expecting a return earlier than their older colleagues.
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BTP six times more likely to use force on black people

BTP six times more likely to use force on black people | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Official records show BTP officers are six times more likely to use force against black people.
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Urban and transportation planning: The solution to physical inactivity?

Urban and transportation planning: The solution to physical inactivity? | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Urban and transportation planning influence population-level physical activity, a recently published doctoral dissertation shows. Increases in community structure density, mixed land use, and access networks were associated with increased walking and cycling and decreased car use.

The doctoral thesis by Mikko Kärmeniemi, M.Sc. was conducted at the University of Oulu and the ODL Department of Sports and Exercise Medicine. The study aimed to examine the longitudinal effects of changes in residential environment and municipal policies on citizens' regular walking and cycling and transportation mode choices. In addition to an extensive literature review, the present study utilized the unique Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966 data from 31 to 46 years of age. The local land use and transportation policies of the city of Oulu were compared to urban form and transportation modal share development during the period 1998‒2016 using the Finnish National Travel Survey data.
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Rape convictions MUST be 'drastically' improved immediately - Priti Patel warns police | Politics | News

Rape convictions MUST be 'drastically' improved immediately - Priti Patel warns police | Politics | News | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
PRITI Patel has warned police chiefs that rape investigations must improve "drastically" as "victims of these heinous crimes deserve nothing less."
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Work-related violence and aggression: Don’t accept it. Report it. Prevent it.

Work-related violence and aggression: Don’t accept it. Report it. Prevent it. | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
In this article Helen Beers from the Health and Safety Executive and Sheena Johnson from the Alliance Manchester Business School at the University of Manchester discuss work-related violence and aggression – the importance of staff reporting incidents to their employers, and of employers understanding the problem and taking action to prevent it.

They report what is already known, comment on how COVID-19 has impacted on the problem, and outline research on work-related violence and aggression being undertaken by the Thomas Ashton Institute, HSE’s collaborative partnership with the University of Manchester to deliver research, learning and regulatory insights. Employers are invited to help make a difference and to get in touch to find out more.
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Andrew Webb: Actions speak 10x louder than economic plans

Andrew Webb: Actions speak 10x louder than economic plans | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
THERE has been a lot written about the 10x economy in the last few weeks, with the usual mix of cheerleaders and naysayers that any attempt to present a new plan brings.

I have written many economic strategies over the past 15 or so years so I know they are not easy to do. There is a constant challenge to try and deliver something unique when, deep down, we all know the economic weak spots are so obvious and ingrained that a rollover would do just as well.
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Peter Thiel backs UK fintech Generation Home

Peter Thiel backs UK fintech Generation Home | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Peter Thiel’s investment firm Mithril Capital has made its first investment into a UK fintech, leading a $30m funding round into mortgage startup Generation Home.

Thiel joins other well-known investors in the round such as Monzo founder Tom Blomfield and alumni from Transferwise.

It’s part of a wider boom in investment in European fintech this year, with €10bn so far this year alone. This compares to €8.4bn in the whole of 2020, according to Dealroom. 
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IMF World Economic Outlook – Managing divergent recoveries

IMF World Economic Outlook – Managing divergent recoveries | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Malhar Nabar and John Bluedorn will walk us through the latest findings from the World Economic Outlook produced by the International Monetary Fund. Malhar Nadar will provide an overview of global economic prospects in uncertain times, and will be followed by John Bluedorn, who will overview their work on Recessions and Recoveries in Labor Markets: Patterns, Policies, and Responses to the COVID-19 Shock. Malhar Nabar heads the World Economic Studies division in the IMF's Research Department, which produces the World Economic Outlook (WEO).
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England: the forgotten nation that remade the politics of the UK

England: the forgotten nation that remade the politics of the UK | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
A thread of political Englishness runs through our nation’s momentous 21st-century upheavals: its first two decades opened with Labour dominance and ended with four Tory victories and the UK outside the EU. The same English power turned the relatively liberal conservatism of early 2016 into Boris Johnson’s “culture warring” party, and left Labour secure only in diverse and graduate-heavy areas of England. Englishness and, more specifically, a politicised Englishness with a strong sense of nation, national interest, democracy and sovereignty has been at the heart of every change.  
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Mental health of home carers worsened during pandemic – study | Evening Standard

Mental health of home carers worsened during pandemic – study | Evening Standard | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
T
he mental health of unpaid carers deteriorated more during lockdown than that of non-carers, according to a new study.

Researchers found that unpaid carers who looked after another member of their household (home carers) had poorer mental health than the general population before lockdown and that this worsened as lockdown continued.

During the first lockdown last year there was an increasing reliance on home carers, who have been described as “the forgotten healthcare workers during the Covid-19 pandemic”, with many existing carers providing more support and other individuals taking on new caring roles as many health and social care services not related to Covid-19 were withdrawn.
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GambleAware interactive maps identify locational demand for support

GambleAware interactive maps identify locational demand for support | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
GambleAware has launched new interactive maps designed to identify the usage of and reported demand for support and treatment, segmented by local authorities and wards across Great Britain.

Based on the responsible gambling charity’s annual treatment and support survey, GambleAware has outlined differences in gambling participation, usage and reported demand for treatment and support, broken down by area.
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Annual insight report from WhichBingo suggests Bingo halls will continue to face a steady decline in numbers, as online popularity soars –

Annual insight report from WhichBingo suggests Bingo halls will continue to face a steady decline in numbers, as online popularity soars – | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The popularity of traditional Bingo halls is continuing to decline as audience demographics shift and the popularity of online bingo sites has soared in lockdown. The findings were part of the annual insight report by WhichBingo, the UK’s number one, independent online bingo reviews site, owned and operated by XLMedia, which found a significant shift in the Bingo industry to younger online consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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More work, less sleep: How Covid lockdowns changed our behaviour

More work, less sleep: How Covid lockdowns changed our behaviour | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
People in the UK were spending more time working and less time sleeping a year into lockdown than before the pandemic, a new survey suggests.

How we spent our time “changed substantially” between the first lockdown in March 2020 and after a year of Covid restrictions in March 2021, according to new data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Despite the mass adoption of remote working, the ONS found the biggest change in the UK’s behaviour after a year in lockdown was the time they spent working from home – which increased by an average of 18 minutes in the last year.
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Over half of property sector still working from home

Over half of property sector still working from home | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Despite the property sector being allowed to remain open during most of the pandemic, new data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that 57 per cent of property professionals had not returned to their normal place of work in April.

Between April 5 and April 18 2021, just 38 per cent of workers carrying out ‘real estate activities’ were back in the office while 5 per cent remained on furlough or partial leave.
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British Transport Police six times more likely to use force on black people, figures reveal

BLACK PEOPLE are six times more likely to experience use of force from the British Transport Police (BTP) more than their white counterparts, according to figures.

A Freedom of Information Request showed official records detailing how BTP officers used force 6,325 times in 2019-20, with one in five cases involving black people.

The BTP polices England, Wales and Scotland’s rail networks.
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The Domestic Abuse Act 2021: how the law is adapting to tackle domestic abuse

The Domestic Abuse Act 2021: how the law is adapting to tackle domestic abuse | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
According to the most recent Crime Survey for England and Wales, the police recorded over 1,288,000 domestic abuse-related incidents in the year ending March 2020. Against this backdrop, another startling statistic is that on average two women a week are killed by a current or former partner in England and Wales alone.
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Priti Patel orders blitz on rapists as number of prosecutions falls to 1.5% | UK | News

Priti Patel orders blitz on rapists as number of prosecutions falls to 1.5% | UK | News | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
PRITI Patel has warned police chiefs that rape investigations must improve "drastically". In a stinging letter sent to every chief constable, the Home Secretary said forces must reverse historically low prosecution rates in rape cases.
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Northern Ireland unemployment rate decreases to 3.1% with signs of economic recovery in job market - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

Northern Ireland unemployment rate decreases to 3.1% with signs of economic recovery in job market - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The latest labour market statistics show the number of employees in Northern Ireland has increased for the last six consecutive months, with an increase of 7,600 employees in the past two months alone.

The unemployment rate for the quarter was also estimated from the Labour Force Survey at 3.1%. This is a decrease of by 0.6 percentage points on the previous quarterly figure.
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Low-deposit homes on sale in London that you can actually afford | Metro News

Low-deposit homes on sale in London that you can actually afford | Metro News | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
London’s property market can seem like a scary arena to enter, whether you’re just starting out or moving on to find more room for your growing family — or perhaps looking to meet the sudden requirement for a home office.

And no wonder. According to Halifax, the average first-time buyer in London puts down an eye-watering £132,685 as a deposit.

It’s a shocking amount.

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics say the average salary in the capital now stands at £33,280, so even when there are two of you, a deposit that size is going to take some saving for — especially while you’re still shelling out for rent.
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Four years on, Grenfell's delay in justice reveals UK society's systematic failings

Four years on, Grenfell's delay in justice reveals UK society's systematic failings | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
It has been four years since the Grenfell Tower fire which devastated the lives of many and killed 72 people. The tower block is a harrowing reminder of just how deep structural inequality runs in many aspects of life in Britain including housing.

This fourth anniversary has come at a time where the British Government concluded in its race and ethnic disparities report that institutional racism in the UK doesn’t exist. And yet, institutional racism and classism killed Grenfell Tower’s residents.
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Keir Starmer doubles down on vow to introduce self-ID for trans people

Keir Starmer doubles down on vow to introduce self-ID for trans people | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Keir Starmer was met with mixed reactions as he reaffirmed Labour's commitment to reform the GRA and introduce self-ID for trans people.
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Extroverts likely to suffer higher mental health toll in Covid lockdown | Mental health | The Guardian

Extroverts likely to suffer higher mental health toll in Covid lockdown | Mental health | The Guardian | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Society’s most creative and entrepreneurial people are likely to have suffered a greater hit to their mental health than the rest of the UK population during Covid lockdown, according to a study of more than 5,000 people that suggested extroverts had struggled more.

Individuals with open and extrovert personalities experienced higher deterioration in their mental health than other personality types, according to research by University of Glasgow academics based on the biggest running study of its kind. Open personalities – a widely used definition of people who tend to be curious and keen to try new things – were linked with a particularly marked increase in mental health problems in January 2021. Overall, a quarter of people who had moderately open personalities showed at least one additional symptom of mental deterioration.
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Research sheds new light on the link between COVID pressure and suicidal ideation

Research sheds new light on the link between COVID pressure and suicidal ideation | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
A new study further reveals the impact of COVID-19 and the blockade on the mental health and well-being of the Welsh people.
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GambleAware recommends that gambling prevalence research should move online

GambleAware recommends that gambling prevalence research should move online | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
GambleAware has published ‘commissioned research’ to clarify fragmented data, insights and analysis of the UK’s gambling participation and its associated prevalence of related harms.

 The research, undertaken by Professor Patrick Sturgis and Professor Jouni Kuha of the London School of Economics, was commissioned by GambleAware following concerns about discrepancies between a YouGov 2019 survey and ‘2018 Health Survey for England’.
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