How do this year’s A’ level results compare? For official statistics see the Department of Education official data.from 2003 onwards. It includes exam results and performance tables. For data on application and acceptance rates at UK universities try the UCAS data sites. It also includes some reports on factors associated with predicted and achieved […]
Two key papers have been released by the UK government Future customs arrangements: a future partnership paper- HM Treasury, HM Revenue & Customs, and Department for Exiting the European Union Northern Ireland and Ireland – a position paper– Northern Ireland Office and Department for Exiting the European Union Middle Temple also has a great regularly […]
Are we a nation of binge viewers? Yes according to the latest annual Communication Markets report released by Ofcom this week. They quote statistics that 8 in 10 adults in the UK use catch-up technology to watch more than one episode of a programme. 70% find this relaxing but 32% may they slept less! The report […]
Who owns property and leaves it empty? Recently the Grenfell tower tragedy has exposed the scandal of unoccupied foreign owner property in the UK. This article from the Guardian has data relating to Kensington and Chelsea. The House of Commons Library has recently prepared this briefing on Foreign owned residential property. This summarises recent reports […]
Analysis by the Guardian has mapped fast food with social inequality and deprivation. One of the key concerns is that access to fast food will increase obesity. See this useful blog posting by Public Health England The UK Health Forum – Healthy places website has also considered the impact of the environment on public health […]
This week the Trussell Trust published research that during school holidays more children receive and rely on food bank emergency supplies. They quote the statistics that 67,506 three day emergency food supplies were provided for children by The Trussell Trust’s foodbank network in July and August 2016 compared to 63,094 in May and June 2016. […]
The release of the BBC annual report which disclosed the salaries of the highest wage earners provoked a discussion about Gender pay disparity. and an open letter from female staff to the BBC. What is the gender pay gap for your job? Use the interactive tool offered by the Office for National Statistics to explore […]
A report from the TUC – the cost of being out at work– reported nearly 39% LGBT responding to their survey had been victimised or discriminated against by colleagues.
IFS has provided an estimate that students from ‘low-income families graduating with the highest debt levels, in excess of £57,000.’ Also published this week from HEPI an interesting report on what new students expect from university. For more information on student loan statistics see this June 2017 briefing from the House of Commons Library Student […]
‘Social mobility policies have made little Impact’ according to the latest Social Mobility Commission report which assesses 20 years of government policy. It includes sections on early years, school age children, young people and the entry into the work force.