Fall in income inequality since recession most pronounced in London; but large income gaps between regions

Fall in income inequality since recession most pronounced in London; but large income gaps between regions London is the most unequal part of the UK. But since the late 2000s the incomes of low-income households in London (the 10th percentile) have risen by more 10%, while the incomes of high-income households (the 90th percentile) have fallen by … Read more

Sharp fall in migration from Eastern Europe means many firms will face a very different post-Brexit labour market

The sharp fall in net migration since the referendum shows that businesses relying on migrant workers should prepare for a very different labour market, the Resolution Foundation said in response to the latest net migration figures published today (Thursday). The latest figures show that the 84,000 fall in migration was led by a rising number of … Read more

Fall in teenage pregnancies locally

Latest released data from the Office of National Statistics indicates an ongoing reduction in the numbers of teenage pregnancies in St Helens. The latest quarter’s data showed that in July-September 2015 there were only 17 teenage conceptions – far fewer than the 27 pregnancies in the same period last year. The number of teenage conceptions … Read more

UK workers experienced sharpest wage fall of any leading economy, TUC analysis finds

UK workers have suffered the biggest fall in real wages among leading OECD countries, according to new analysis published today (Wednesday) by the TUC. The analysis shows that between 2007 and 2015, real wages in the UK fell by 10.4% – a drop equalled only by Greece. By contrast, over the same eight-year period, real … Read more

Under 18 conception rate continues to fall in England

New Office of National Statistics (ONS) figures show the conception rate among teenagers is at an all-time low. Public Health England (PHE) welcomes new figures showing the conception rate among under 18 year olds dropped by 12.3% to 24.3 per 1000 in 2013, the lowest since records began. The under 16 conception rate for 2013 is 4.8 … Read more