Most of the 500,000 people who die each year in the United Kingdom do not receive the palliative care they need, according to new research carried out by a team at the London School of Economics.
By 2018 all employers must introduce automatic pensions enrolment. Kate Downer of RS Consulting researched the experiences of early adopters and found more employees saving for retirement.
Policy debates on ‘welfare’ and the welfare state often revolve around the assumption that people separate into two unchanging groups – those who pay, and those who benefit. But the world just isn’t like that says Professor John Hills, who thinks policy makers should remember the world is neither random nor rigid.
The years since 1990 have been littered with policy failures rooted in a misunderstanding of ordinary households. So says Professor Sir Ivor Crewe of Oxford University, who believes large scale household surveys like Understanding Society could help policy makers and politicians get it right.
For too long the UK has relied on cheap energy from the North Sea which has stopped us from investing in energy efficient homes. The UK lags behind the rest of Europe and UNISON argue that a radical new programme is needed.
Dementia in old age worries us all. Recent research suggests the risk of dementia in the UK is going down, but this could be reversed if we fail to put more focus on prevention rather than cure, says Iain Lang.
Keeping active may help to keep us healthy for longer. However, older women who are in work find significant barriers to participation in exercise and leisure activities. More needs to be done in the workplace to promote opportunities for older women to continue exercising into their late 50’s and beyond.
By 2015 the Government wants us to be ‘Digital by Default’, but what does that mean for older people who may not have access to the internet or a computer, or the skills to use it?
Data released recently by the Department of Energy and Climate Change shows that the number of households in fuel poverty fell by 5% in the period 2011-12, to 2.28 million. The average fuel poverty gap fell by just two pounds to GBP 443 during the same period. Worryingly 41% of all fuel poor households come […]
One in three 40- to 50-year-olds living in the UK who rent or have mortgages on their homes believes they will not be able to afford their housing payments in retirement, according to survey carried out for Raglan housing. While 27% plan to move to cheaper accommodation, almost half don’t know what they will do […]