Inflation unchanged at record five year high with rising prices for food

Inflation has remained steady at a five year high of three per cent in October according to figures released this morning. Rising prices for food...

Safety warning amid worrying smoke alarm ‘failure rate’

Almost 40 per cent of battery-powered smoke alarms failed to activate in residential fires in England in the past year, latest figures show, prompting...

All the lonely people

Nearly eight million people are living alone in the UK according to figures out today from the Office of National Statistics (ONS). 3.9 million of...

English workforce failings could sink post-Brexit economy, study warns

The country’s future national prosperity is imperilled because a toxic cocktail of threats – including Brexit, automation and a shrinking skills base – risks...

More than 5 million of UK’s working population still being paid less than the...

Some 5.6 million people in the UK are paid less than the voluntary Living Wage, constituting 22 percent of all working people, according to...

New report led by Manchester calls for urgent industrial strategy overhaul

The UK’s people, places and businesses will only achieve their potential if there is a complete overhaul of how the government views industrial strategy,...

Leisure centres could be forced to close without government investment

Leisure centres could fall into a state of disrepair and even be forced to close without urgent new investment from government, councils warn. The Local...

Low-income voters ‘politically homeless’ as worries take their toll

Analysis for the independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) shows those struggling on low incomes are most worried about money and debt, their health and housing. The...

Clampdown on loophole over child maintenance

New powers to stop parents avoiding paying child maintenance that they owe have been announced by the government. If a parent owes child maintenance, deductions...

UK population to hit 70 million by 2029

The UK's population will reach seventy million people by 2029 according to figures released today by the Office of National Statistics. They forecast an increase...

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