Inequality

Over 300,000 people living with undiagnosed dementia

17/05/2022

Improving early diagnosis for the hundreds of thousands of people with dementia could lead to over £3bn in savings through lower carer costs, report says.

Levelling up means making ‘sad Londoners happier’

11/05/2022

The Government’s levelling up agenda should focus more on affluent local authority areas in London that have low levels of wellbeing, think tank says.

Women in England's poorest areas die younger than nearly all other OECD countries

19/04/2022

Women living in the poorest parts of England have a lower life expectancy than women in living in almost any OECD country, new research has revealed.

Cost of living crisis risks leaving levelling up ‘dead on arrival’

07/04/2022

The Government’s levelling up agenda could be undermined by a deepening North-South divide exacerbated by the cost of living crisis, a think tank has warned.

Extra £4.7bn for schools unlikely to cover cost pressures

04/03/2022

Government ‘has little assurance’ the £4.7bn committed to schools in the 2021 spending review will cover the cost pressures that schools are facing, PAC warns.

New taskforce aims to ‘level up’ maternity care

23/02/2022

Government launches taskforce aimed at tackling disparities in maternity care experienced by women from ethnic minority groups and those in deprived areas.

Smoking 'single largest driver' of health inequalities

09/02/2022

A third of smoking households in England are living in poverty with rates highest in the North, a new study has revealed.

Leads for reviews into health disparities confirmed

07/02/2022

The leads for two significant independent reviews to tackle health disparities have been confirmed.

Rural health services need ‘levelling up’, MPs say

01/02/2022

Rural local authorities spend a disproportionately higher share of their budget on providing social care than their urban counterparts, MPs warn.

Hearing loss more prevalent in the North, study reveals

25/01/2022

Northerners over 50 have a 13.5% higher prevalence of hearing loss than Southerners in England, University of Manchester researchers have revealed.

Mind the gap between levelling up ‘rhetoric and reality’, think tank warns

17/01/2022

Central Government policies have undermined the ‘levelling up’ agenda and left the UK more regionally divided than ever, a new study says.

‘Levelling up’ agenda undermined by pandemic response

14/12/2021

Incomes in London and the south-east have increased six times faster than in ‘red wall’ regions since the general election, new research reveals.

Cities should be central to ‘levelling up’ agenda, think tank says

18/11/2021

The Government should focus on investing in cities outside of London rather than spreading investment too thinly across small towns, think tank recommends.

Childhood obesity ‘one of the greatest public health challenges’

17/11/2021

Local authority leaders urge Government to do more to tackle childhood obesity as the NHS warns of a ‘significant increase’ in obesity rates among children.

Councils to explore innovative ways of tackling health inequalities

20/10/2021

Five councils are to take part in a new programme which will see them introduce innovative ways of improving health and tackling health inequalities.

Public health grant cuts run counter to levelling up, say experts

05/10/2021

Real terms cuts to local public health work against levelling up and the Government must boost funding after years of underinvestment, say two leading health organisations.

Decade of improvement in life expectancy undone by pandemic, data reveals

24/09/2021

The pandemic has undone a decade of improvement in life expectancy, a health think tank has warned.

Disadvantaged children ‘locked out’ of early years opportunities

19/08/2021

Research suggests Government’s policy of 30 hours of funded childcare for working parents has widened the gap between disadvantaged children and their peers.

Pandemic hits disadvantaged pupils hardest, study reveals

07/06/2021

Disadvantaged pupils have experienced ‘greater learning losses’ than their more affluent peers, new research has found.

New 'Singapore-style' Office will tackle leading health risks

29/03/2021

A new 'Singapore style' Office for Health Promotion will systematically tackle the ‘top preventable risk factors causing death and ill health in the UK’, the Government announced today.

Budget 2021: Chancellor confirms £4.8bn ‘levelling up fund’

03/03/2021

Rishi Sunak has confirmed that the first round of the £4.8bn Levelling Up Fund will be available to local areas to help tackle regional inequalities.

Sport England unlocks additional £50m for grassroots sport

26/01/2021

Sport England has announced it will invest £50m to help grassroots sport and physical activity recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Pushing for real reform

21/01/2021

The pandemic was a game changer for the central/local government relationship, says Joanne Roney, who has started her two-year stint as president of Solace.

Professor Whitty warns of health inequalities across country

18/12/2020

Deprived areas have higher levels of ill-health and disease, a report has warned today.

Commission calls for action to reduce mental health inequalities

12/11/2020

The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted existing inequalities in mental health, a new report has warned.

Baroness Lawrence calls for urgent action to tackle structural racial inequalities

27/10/2020

Structural racism meant Black, Asian and minority ethnic people were disproportionately affected by the COVID pandemic, a new review has warned.

COVID 'magnifying' health and care inequalities

16/10/2020

The coronavirus pandemic has ‘exacerbated’ existing problems in social care and magnified health inequalities, a report has warned today.

Tackling inequality key for post-COVID recovery, say experts

30/09/2020

Safeguarding people's living standards, re-evaluating the role of key workers in society, and reducing inequality are ‘crucial’ for the UK’s economic recovery, researchers say.

Racism raises the risk from COVID-19 for minorities

17/06/2020

Racism has raised the risk of people from black and ethnic minority communities developing COVID-19 and dying from the disease, says an official report.

Contact tracing app could leave ‘many behind’ charity warns

03/06/2020

The government's contact tracing app could exacerbate existing health inequalities, a charity has warned today.

London has highest poverty rates, report shows

21/04/2020

London has greater levels of poverty than any other region in the UK, new figures have revealed today.

Government urged to 'think big' to tackle regional inequalities

02/03/2020

A comprehensive review of economic decline and social division has called for a ‘large-scale, comprehensive, long-term and devolved’ plan of action to deliver change.

Minimum ‘basic’ income trial reports mixed results

26/02/2020

A pilot scheme assessing the impact of a minimum ‘basic’ income on poverty and inequality improves well-being but financial insecurities remain.

Think tank calls for ‘Devolution Parliament’

21/02/2020

A think tank has called for a ‘Devolution Parliament’ as it releases research showing that England has the worst regional inequalities in the developed world.

Charity warns of ‘deep’ health inequalities

20/02/2020

A charity has warned of ‘unacceptable’ health inequalities in how long and how healthy babies born today in different parts of England can expect to live.

Commission calls for action on ‘unequal risk of mental ill health’

21/01/2020

Some groups of people have a much higher risk of poor mental health than others, the Commission for Equality in Mental Health has found.

New figures reveal exercise inequalities

06/12/2019

Children from less affluent families are less likely to participate in physical activity than their wealthier peers.

Regional inequality in UK is worst than comparable countries, says think tank

27/11/2019

Regional inequalities in the UK are ‘far worse than in any comparable country’, a think tank has warned today.

London councils ‘fail’ to challenge inequality, campaigners say

13/11/2019

Many London councils are failing to challenge poverty and inequality, according to campaigners.

Think tank calls for ‘devolution evolution’

29/10/2019

A greater devolution of powers and funding would help tackle Britain’s geographical inequalities, a report has said today.

UK marked by ‘extreme’ inequalities, study shows

08/10/2019

A new study from University College London has warned that the UK is characterised by ‘extreme’ inequalities both between and within cities and regions.

MPs warn of ‘worrying’ sexual health inequalities

03/06/2019

Members of Parliament have called for a new national strategy to ensure high quality sexual health services for all.

Devolution necessary for ‘rebalancing’ economy, report says

30/05/2019

Power must be devolved to a ‘comprehensive framework’ of mayoral and combined authorities and rural counties in order to rebalance the economy, report says.

Council chiefs call for ‘power and control’ over funding after Brexit

27/02/2019

Leaving the EU risks exacerbating regional inequalities, but it also provides an opportunity to rethink the Government’s approach to regional funding.

Experts warn of ‘economically irresponsible’ health inequalities

13/12/2018

Senior public health experts have called for action to halt growing inequality in provision of services in the north of England compared to the South.

Over four million older people do not have access to care services

13/12/2018

A long-term fix to pay for adult social care has been 'kicked into the long grass', local government leaders have warned.

Whitehall 'neglecting' smaller cities and towns, report warns

03/10/2018

The Government’s focus on major cities ‘neglects’ the contribution that smaller cities, towns and communities can make to economic growth, according to study.

UK plagued by ‘stubborn’ health inequalities

11/09/2018

A report looking at the state of the nation’s health has revealed that the rich live nearly 20 more years than the poor on average.

Poorest households not benefiting from ‘wealth boom’, think tank says

03/09/2018

Many of Britain’s poorest households have not benefited from the country’s post-financial crisis ‘wealth boom’, think tank finds.

Labour warn of ‘shameful’ inequality in education system

21/08/2018

Students in the poorest areas in England are nine times more likely than those in the wealthiest areas to be in a school rated as inadequate, according to an analysis of Ofsted data.

Data reveals 'significant' ethnic pay gap in the Greater London Authority Group

05/03/2018

New data has revealed there is a 'significant' pay difference between white people and those from a Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) background working for the the Greater London Authority (GLA) Group.

Older women suffer ‘shocking’ inequalities

07/12/2017

Older people suffer from ‘shocking’ inequalities with women in particular losing out, an older persons charity has warned.

UK most ‘geographically unbalanced’ economy in Europe, warns think tank

06/09/2017

The UK is the most ‘geographically unbalanced’ economy in Europe, think tank says after council chiefs warn of stalled devolution agenda.

Coastal communities ‘worst performing areas’, according to new study

05/09/2017

Britain’s coastal communities are among the worst ranked parts of the country across a range of economic and social indicators, new report finds.

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