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Last update: Tuesday 12th December
 
A large-scale Ministry Division survey published this week suggests that most priests report high levels of well-being, including living in financial comfort and enjoying good health. Overall about three quarters of respondents indicated that financially, they were “living comfortably” or “doing all right”. Eighty two per cent of ordained respondents were able to draw on other sources of income than that received for ministry. Those unable to do so were “much more likely to struggle financially”, with several reporting dependency on tax credits and benefits. Retirement provision emerged as a “major concern” of respondents. The Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-Being Scale was employed to measure mental health. The average score among the general population is 51 and 50.2 among clergy.
Work/EmploymentChurch Times – 15th September 2017
 
Christian Pharmacists will be able to continue doing their jobs in line with their Christian convictions following the efforts of Christian Concern and others. The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) previously amended its guidance to deny pharmacists the right to opt out of providing services which conflict with their deeply held religious or moral beliefs.
Work/EmploymentChristian Concern - 23rd June 2017
 
An employment tribunal ‘said people should not express their own beliefs without it being first being raised as a question by someone else’, during a hearing on 30th March. Judge Martin Kurrein made the comments during the hearing of Sarah Kuteh, a Christian nurse dismissed by the NHS after she spoke to patients about her faith, and occasionally offered prayer.
Work/EmploymentEvangelicals Now - May 2017
 
Religion has become the butt of workplace jokes as sexism has become unacceptable, a survey by ComRes has found. According to the study, up to one million workers may have faced harassment, discrimination or bullying because of their faith. The authors suggested that this was often not considered serious to report, with respondents made to feel uncomfortable by colleague’s jokes about their faith.
Work/EmploymentEvangelicals Now - May 2017
 
There are now more than one million people working in charities, according to the latest annual figures published by the Charity Commission. Figures for the year up to September 2016 show that total sector workforce has reached 1.08 million. This is an increase of almost 130,000 on the year to September 2015.
Work/EmploymentCivil Society News - 17th March 2017
 
Youth unemployment rate is 12.7% (down from 13.7% a year ago).
Work/Employment(The House of Commons Library research service) and Youth and Children’s Work - March 2017
 
Calls to ban doctors from conscientiously objecting have been met with fierce criticism in November. A paper by bioethicists from Canada and the UK that said medical professionals should not be allowed to object to medical procedures on grounds of conscience. The bioethicists, Udo Schϋklenk and Julian Savulescu of Queen’s University Canada and Oxford University respectively, also suggested applicants to medical school should be screened and eliminated if they cannot put aside their moral values.
Work/EmploymentEvangelicals Now - December 2016
 
Christian pharmacists could be forced to provide services which go against their conscience, under controversial new proposals. The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) is currently consulting on new guidance which would require pharmacists to park their religious convictions while at work.
Work/EmploymentThe Christian Institute - 6th January 2016
 
Women who return to work after having a baby fall even further behind men in earning power, the Institute for Fiscal Studies says. In next 12 years, their hourly rate falls 33 per cent behind men’s.
Work/EmploymentThe Sentinel - 24th August 2016
 
A survey of those aged 12 to 25 found that 92 per cent of young people didn’t want to follow their parents or grandparents’ career footsteps. 50 years ago, the top dream jobs were teacher, scientist, footballer, sportsman and doctor, but 2016 saw writer ranking highest, closely followed by being a YouTube sensation, artist, photographer and clothes designer.
Work/EmploymentYouthwork - October 2016
 
A report by digital giving platform Localgiving has found that less than half of local charities surveyed were “confident they would still be operating in five years’ time”.
Work/EmploymentCivil Society News - 16th December 2016
 
Thirty-eight per cent of female fundraisers and 15 per cent of male fundraisers say they have been subjected to sexual harassment while working at their charity, according to a survey by Fundraising Magazine. The magazine's first ever Men and Women’s Survey also found that only 41 per cent of female fundraisers feel women are adequately represented at senior level. However 71 per cent of men feel women are adequately represented.
Work/EmploymentCivil Society Media - 15th November 2016
 
More than one in four UK business leaders say employees have cut their hours because of the "high cost of childcare", a report from the British Chambers of Commerce says. The survey of more than 1,600 business leaders also found nearly 10% said some staff had quit for the same reason.
Work/EmploymentBBC News - 13th November 2016
 
Women with young children are nearly a third less likely to be in work than men with children of the same age, according to new TUC analysis published today.
Work/EmploymentEkklesia Daily Bulletin - 5th September 2016
 
Around one in eight men and women are forced to stop working before state pension age due to ill-health or disability, according to TUC research published today.
Work/EmploymentEkklesia Daily Bulletin - 5th September 2016
 
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