Looking at poverty through a gender lens should make a difference to the way relevant policies are designed, implemented and analysed, according to a new evidence review. Fran Bennett, one of the report’s authors, discusses the issues.
Households cut back food spending during the recession, according to research presented today. The findings from the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS)were discussed at a workshop on income inequality during austerity.
Will women’s representation in parliament increase after the forthcoming general election?
The Government believes faith communities can play an important role in tackling extremism. They can help ‘lead the challenge to an ideology that purports to provide theological justification for terrorism.’ The recent fatwa issued against Isis, backed by many British Imams, is an example of how they provide this challenge through a moral leadership role. […]
A report from the Hansard Society suggests citizens are ‘disgruntled, disillusioned, and disengaged.’ Daniel Devine asks how much of this apparently widespread belief is justified.
The Care Act replaces Serious Case Reviews with Safeguarding Adults Reviews from April 2015. New research provides lessons for housing providers on dealing with vulnerable tenants.
New research shows that poverty and deprivation are becoming the norm for a third of all households whilst full-time work no longer offers an escape route for the poor. Is it time for the government to re-think its policies on welfare and work?
In 2013 there were around 13 million people in low-skilled jobs in the UK, of whom 2 million were born abroad, according to a report from the Government’s Migration Advisory Committee. But as migrants have moved into unskilled work UK-born workers have moved into more highly-skilled occupations, the committee found.
Policy-makers need to acknowledge, value and support the breath of responses that GPs provide to vulnerable and maltreated children and their families, according to a new study.
With exam results out soon and discussions about the future of GCSEs and A-levels continuing, new research from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, published by the Department for Education, investigates the role played by secondary schools in explaining whether students go to university and how well they do once there.