Living standards are set to start rising again but just about managing families face...

Family incomes are set to start slowly rising again next year but low and middle income households risk missing out with three years of...

Councils face almost £8 billion funding black hole by 2025

Local services in England face a funding gap of almost £8 billion by 2025, the Local Government Association warns today. As more than 1,300 local...

Libraries and parks will close in a bid to fund social care services

Council tax rises in 2019/20 will not bring in enough money to prevent the need for further cutbacks to the care that millions...

Betting and casino companies are being told to do more to protect vulnerable customers

Gambling businesses and those who lead them need to improve the support they offer consumers who are at risk of harm and do more...

More than half of working women have never asked for a pay rise

A survey conducted by consumer research agency Populous for Channel 4’s flagship current affairs programme Dispatches has found that 59% of women had never...

Universal shift in culture” is required to rebuild trust amongst residents of high-rise buildings

The committee appointed by government to lead an Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety following the Grenfell fire last summer has found that...

Happiness and confidence of young people has fallen to their lowest levels

Young people’s happiness and confidence in their emotional health has dropped to the lowest levels ever recorded. The Report from the Prince’s Trust reveals that young...

Further measures are needed for Universal Credir to stop people getting stuck...

The reforms to Universal Credit (UC) announced in the 2018 Budget mean that an additional 200,000 families will be better off under the new...

Gypsy Roma and Traveller communities ‘comprehensively failed’ by policy makers

There has been a persistent failure by national and local policy makers to tackle long standing inequalities facing Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities in...

Rules on using phones while driving should be tougher say MP’s

The Government should consider tougher restrictions on driving while using a mobile phone and stricter enforcement of the law to prevent the ‘entirely avoidable’...