Key Quotes for 2019

Key Quotes for 2019

A world perspective in bite-size chunks
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Last update: Sunday 22nd September
 
Two out of three workers would consider looking for another job if they discovered an unfair gender pay gap in their organisation, a new study suggests. Research by management services company ADP indicated that younger workers felt most strongly about the gender pay gap.
Work/EmploymentThe Sentinel, 28 March 2019
 
More than 100,000 children who seek help with mental illness are being turned away, a new study has found. The study, Finding Help, published this week by the Children’s Society, estimates that up to 110,000 10 to 17-year-olds in England and Wales were denied treatment or counselling in 2017 because their mental-health problems were not deemed serious enough.
HealthChurch Times, 21 June 2019
 
A survey carried out by YMCA has revealed that two in three young people feel pressured to look good online and about the same number regularly worry about their appearance.
Young PeopleYouth and Children’s Work, June 2019
 
One in 50 male offenders in prisons say they are transgender, according to survey results released in July by the Inspectorate of Prisons.
Sex- Evangelicals Now, September 2019
 
Motor insurers are typically paying out more than £1 million a day following a “worrying” surge in vehicle thefts – including keyless car crime. One new vehicle theft claim is now being made every six minutes on average, the Association of British Insurers said.
CrimeThe Sentinel, March 2019
 
The number of British people who identify themselves as Anglicans is lower than ever before, the latest figures from the British Social Attitudes survey suggest.
ChurchChurch Times, 21st July 2019
 
The number of home owners’ properties being repossessed jumped by 10% in the first quarter of 2019 compared with a year earlier, figures from a trade association show.
HousingThe Sentinel, 10 May 2019
 
Average broadband speeds received by UK households have risen by almost 20% in the past year, Ofcom has reported.
Odd FactsThe Sentinel, 9 May 2019
 
Demand for new cars fell 4.1% last month, the automotive industry has said. Some 161,000 new cars were registered last month compared with 168,000 during April 2018, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said.
Odd FactsThe Sentinel, 8 May 2019
 
Holidaymakers were fleeced out of more than £7 million by fraudsters last year, new figures show. The amount of money stolen represents an increase from £6.7 million in 2017. More than half (53%) of the crimes related to the sale of airline tickets, with scammers particularly targeting people visiting family and friends in Africa and the Indian subcontinent.
MoneyThe Sentinel, 7 May 2019
 
Rising knife crime could be linked to cuts to youth services in England with some local authorities’ spending slashed by up to 91% over three years, new research suggests. Analysis by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Knife Crime has found areas suffering the largest cuts have seen bigger increases in knife crime.
CrimeThe Sentinel, 6 May 2019
 
World leaders have been urged to take ambitious action to halt declines in nature as a major global report is set to issue a warning on wildlife losses. In the UK, campaigners have urged the Government to step up with a “huge boost” to nature and conserve threatened species from skylarks and butterflies to bees and hedgehogs.
EnvironmentThe Sentinel, 6 May 2019
 
The lives of the world’s poorest pregnant women and their babies are being put at risk because of “catastrophically” prohibitive healthcare costs before, during and after childbirth, UNICEF has warned.
HealthChurch Times, 7 June 2019
 
The Government has urged action from major supermarkets, manufacturers and suppliers to help halve food waste by 2030. Social media influencers and chefs are also being asked to sign up to a new pledge to slash food waste
EnvironmentThe Sentinel, 6 May 2019
 
Potholes in pavements are restricting older people from walking on local streets, new research suggests. A survey of 1,012 adults aged at least 65 indicated that 31% say cracked or uneven pavements limit the amount of walking they do.
The ElderlyThe Sentinel, 1 May 2019
 
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