Newly published official publications from :
Westminster and the UK Government
The value of student maintenance support – “How have student maintenance support levels changed over time? How has the balance between grants and loans changed? What will the Chancellor’s Budget announcement on the ending of grants mean to this and to potential students?”
Youth unemployment statistics – “628,000 young people aged 16-24 were unemployed in September-November 2015, down 56,000 from the previous quarter and down 136,000 from the previous year.
The unemployment rate (the proportion of the economically active population who are unemployed) for 16-24 year olds was 13.7%, down from 16.9% a year ago.”
The Litvinenko inquiry: report into the death of Alexander Litvinenko – “Report from the public inquiry, chaired by Sir Robert Owen, into the death of Alexander Litvinenko.”
Winter floods 2015-16 – “A House of Commons Library Briefing Paper setting out the Government response to the winter floods 2015-16 and the support schemes announced; commentary and calls for action following the flooding; and information for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.”
The European Union
Businesses’ attitudes towards corruption in the EU – “The survey looks at businesses’ experiences and perceptions of corruption in the EU. Themes covered include: the main problems companies encounter when doing business; the prevalence of a range of corrupt practices; the management of public tender and public procurement procedures; the prevalence of illegal practices and corruption in public tender and public procurement procedures; experiences of bribery in encounters with a range of public services; and opinions about how corruption is managed and punished.”
Impact of low oil prices on the EU economy – “The report describes the importance of oil for the EU economy and analyses the potential economic effects that current low oil prices since mid-2014 may have in the EU28 economy. Further it assesses how the current oil price decrease may evolve up to 2020 and the consequences for global oil consumption.”
Cybersecurity in the European Union and beyond – “This study … sets out to develop a better understanding of the main cybersecurity threats and existing cybersecurity capabilities in the European Union and the United States. The study further examines transnational cooperation and explores perceptions of the effectiveness of the EU response, pinpointing remaining challenges and suggesting avenues for improvement“
The Scottish Parliament and Government
Chief Medical Officer’s Annual Report 2014-15 – “The Chief Medical Officer Annual Report 2014 -2015 explores the challenges that face doctors today.”
Chief Medical Officer’s Report Part 2: The Health of the Nation – “The second section is a report card which presents the surveillance data on the health of the nation. The report contains a summary of the data. These can interpret trends to inform how we continuously improve our management of health and disease”
Office for National Statistics
Student migration – what do the statistics tell us? (direct link to PDF 468KB) – “International migration is a topic that is attracting a significant level of interest in current political debate and is high on the agenda for policy makers in central and local government. One area of debate is the impact of student migration, for example, on net migration.
This briefing sets out what the latest student migration figures show, the impact on net migration, potential traps when interpreting the figures and possible future developments of data sources. ”
UK Labour Market, January 2016 – “Main points for September to November 2015:-
- There were 31.39 million people in work, 267,000 more than for June to August 2015 and 588,000 more than for a year earlier.
- There were 22.96 million people working full-time, 436,000 more than for a year earlier. There were 8.43 million people working part-time, 152,000 more than for a year earlier.
- The employment rate (the proportion of people aged from 16 to 64 who were in work) was 74.0%, the highest since comparable records began in 1971.
- There were 1.68 million unemployed people (people not in work but seeking and available to work), 99,000 fewer than for June to August 2015 and 239,000 fewer than for a year earlier.
- There were 919,000 unemployed men, 149,000 fewer than for a year earlier. There were 756,000 unemployed women, 89,000 fewer than for a year earlier.
- The unemployment rate was 5.1%, lower than for a year earlier (5.8%). It has not been lower since August to October 2005. The unemployment rate is the proportion of the labour force (those in work plus those unemployed) that were unemployed.
- There were 8.92 million people aged from 16 to 64 who were economically inactive (not working and not seeking or available to work), 93,000 fewer than for June to August 2015 and 172,000 fewer than for a year earlier.
- The inactivity rate (the proportion of people aged from 16 to 64 who were economically inactive) was 21.9%, lower than for a year earlier (22.4%). The inactivity rate has not been lower since October to December 1990.
- Average weekly earnings for employees in Great Britain increased by 2.0% including bonuses and by 1.9% excluding bonuses compared with a year earlier.”
Focus on – Dementia – “This publication takes information from a variety of sources to provide a compendium of statistics about dementia in England.
It provides both new analysis and previously published statistics. New analysis includes linked mental health and mortality data, and longitudinally linked hospital data. The publication aims to be of interest to a range of audiences, including policy makers, commissioners, researchers, patients and carers.”
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