Welfare and equalities

Poverty and inequality are financial challenges for local authorities and threaten the cohesion of their communities.

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Delivering inclusive growth

In this Briefing we look at the concept of inclusive growth and reflect on how it is now beginning to impact the way public policy is being delivered.

Ireland Briefing
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Resolution Foundation Living Standards Audit 2017

This report is the latest in a series by the Resolution Foundation on progress in living standards in the UK. It draws attention to a decade long stagnation in earnings growth.

England & Wales Briefing
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IFS Report: Living standards, poverty and inequality in the UK: 2017

This briefing covers a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) which examines changes in the distribution of household incomes in the UK, including changes in average living standards, inequality in household incomes, and income poverty and deprivation

England & Wales Briefing
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Pause Project: reducing the number of children taken into care: DfE evaluation

The Pause Project provides intensive support to women who have had children forcibly removed into care. It aims to reduce the number of children the women may have taken into care. This briefing is on a DfE commissioned evaluation of the Pause Project which shows success and financial savings.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Vulnerable young people in residential care and re-integration into families: Multisystemic Therapy

One of the biggest challenges of local authority children's social care is helping young people return to their families if they have been in residential care for mental health problems, drug/alcohol abuse, and criminal offending. It is difficult and expensive. This briefing looks at the effectiveness of Multisystemic Therapy and the implications for its use…

England & Wales Briefing
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Fairness Commissions: an enabling approach to local government?

In recent years, local authorities in the UK have established ‘Fairness Commissions’ to develop policies to tackle the impact of poverty and inequality at a local level. This briefing explores how they might support civic wellbeing in a more enabling state.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Stall in the rise of life expectancy and increase in health inequalities gap

New data has shown that the rise in life expectancy has stalled and that that health inequalities have widened according to most of the indicators used to measure them. We summarise the research here and comment on the possible links between socio-economic factors and the changes.

England & Wales Briefing