Racial prejudice on the increase

New data from NatCen shows that 30% of British people describe themselves as either “prejudiced against people of other races (up from 25% in 2001). Inner London comes out lowest at 16% whilst the West Midlands scores highest at 35%. Prejudice is highest amongst those with no formal qualifications. Just over 9 in 10 of […]

London tops evictions figures

According to the housing charity Shelter more than 215,000  households ( approximately 4000 per week) in England are at risk of eviction or repossession. New research based on data from the Ministry of Justice shows 16 out of the top 20 Boroughs issuing notices are located in London and its surrounding suburbs.

Is racial prejudice fuelling the immigration debate?

New data from NatCen shows that 30% of Brits describe themselves as either “prejudiced against people of other races (up from 25% in 2001). Inner London comes out lowest at 16% whilst the West Midlands scores highest at 35%. Prejudice is highest amongst those with no formal qualifications. Just over 9 in 10 of those […]

Counting the cost of behaviour problems in young children

Hyperactivity and behaviour problems are associated with increased health, social care and criminal justice costs in adulthood according to a report released by The London School of Economics. The study shows the increase in costs to be between two and three times for children with behaviour problems. This report provides much needed data as little […]

Immigrant labour; fact not fiction

The Centre for Economic Performance has launched a new report which sheds light on the current debate about immigrant labour. The number of working age immigrants has doubled to six million since 1995. 28% of immigrant stock comes from the European Union and they come for work related reasons. Immigrants do not account for a […]

Violence in same-sex relationships

Research into domestic violence within same-sex relationships is discussed in a new book by academics from Sunderland and Bristol. Domestic violence and sexuality is published by the Policy Press.

Domestic violence: listening to victims

Centres where victims of domestic abuse can access services under one roof are ‘a collaborative opportunity whose time has come,’ according to the first study of a UK Family Justice Centre. Society Central looks at the evidence.