Update from IFS on the impact of college graduation on earnings in the UK. They make the point that while on average they are better off over a life time they “estimate that one in five students – or about 70,000 every year – would actually have been better off financially had they not gone […]
Top 100 employers for LGBT staff See the latest list from Stonewall. At the top is Newcastle city council. Find out what they do well. The list is an annual voluntary exercise. The methodology is available on the website.
According to the latest Fawcett sex and power report. The situation is even worse for BAME women. Findings include: Women make up just over one in 20 CEOs of FTSE 100 companies. This remains unchanged since our last report in 2018. None of these CEOs are women of colour. Get the full facts by downloading […]
FTSE 100 CEOs only need to work until Monday 6 January 2020 in order to make the same amount of money that the typical full-time employee does in the entire year. Get the facts from the High Pay Centre website which also has a pay counter where you can compare your wages with that of […]
A new website from the International Labour Organisation enables researchers to quickly access up-to-date international statistics on all aspects of labour, employment and the labour market worldwide. It includes country and thematic sections. Topics covered in women and work, migrant labour, the working poor. See the tools section for mapping and downloading tools. Other great […]
Recently a British teenager won almost a million in championships of the computer game Fortnite. So what other good news can we find in evidence of the positive aspects of gaming? Economic impact The BFI report, “Screen Business: How tax incentives help power economic growth across the UK”, says that the gaming industry directly employs […]
A new handy reference tool from the World Bank for those seeking accessible statistics on gender. It covers 217 countries, tracing progress in closing gender gaps between 2000-2017. Topics covered include education, health, agency and employment.
Recently the UK government revealed research on the most hacked passwords. You can download the top 100,000 from the National Cyber research centre. For information on how common identity and online fraud is see CIFAS research summaries. This also gives basic data on the most frequently targeted groups. How much do people know about cybersecurity? The same […]
World Autism awareness week The United Nations has also designated 2nd April World Autism Day. Read the original resolution and get facts from the website. What is the cost of Autism? According to work at the LSE The cost of autism in the UK is £32 billion per year in treatment, lost earnings, care and support for children […]
20 years of the National Minimum Wage – what has been the impact? On 1 April 1999 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) was introduced in the UK – a £3.60 wage for everyone aged 23 and over. According to a UK government report from the Low Pay Commission 30% of workers have benefited either directly or indirectly from the […]