People on zero hours contracts are 50% more likely to suffer mental health issues

UCL Institute of Education researchers have analysed data of millennials, finding that those who are employed under zero hour contracts are 50% more likely to report poor mental health than those in stable employment. There are over 900,000 people working … Continue reading People on zero hours contracts are 50% more likely to suffer mental health issues

“Food insecurity and other forms of destitution … are serious public health concerns” says KCL lecturer says after report into food banks

Rachel Loopstra, the leader author of a report into food bank usage and a lecturer at King’s College London, said the “severity of food insecurity and other forms of destitution we observed amongst people using food banks are serious public … Continue reading “Food insecurity and other forms of destitution … are serious public health concerns” says KCL lecturer says after report into food banks

Divides in British society are unsustainable socially, economically and politically, says Social Mobility Commission

The Social Mobility Commission has warned of a “sour public mood” and says it has found failings to reduce the divisions in Britain’s society in “every key stage in peoples’ lives”. The commission used a traffic light system to assess … Continue reading Divides in British society are unsustainable socially, economically and politically, says Social Mobility Commission

New DWP Minister claims he knows what zero-hours jobs are like as he used to be a £250-per-hour barrister

Guy Opperman, just appointed the role of Department for Work & Pensions Minister, has claimed to know what a zero hours contract is like, because he used to be a £250-per-hour barrister. Political Scrapbook shared a video of him making … Continue reading New DWP Minister claims he knows what zero-hours jobs are like as he used to be a £250-per-hour barrister

Young people are pessimistic about Britain’s deep social mobility problem

Alan Milburn, who heads the commission that monitors progress towards social mobility, has discussed the results of a survey which questioned almost 5,000 adults about issues pertaining to equality. 51% of 18 to 24 year olds think where people end … Continue reading Young people are pessimistic about Britain’s deep social mobility problem