Key Quotes for 2019

Key Quotes for 2019

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Last update: Friday 18th October
 
Britain’s biggest companies have been ordered to cap sky-high salaries for top bosses and align them more closely with ordinary workers, or face the wrath of a new regulator. A hard-hitting report claims that soaring pay packages for fat cat executives at FTSE 100 firms are a symbol of “corporate greed” and are tarnishing Britain’s reputation.
Work/EmploymentThe Sentinel, 26th March 2019
 
The UK Deed Poll Service reported a sharp rise in the number of parents paying £35 to alter their child’s title from ‘Miss to Master’ or ‘Master to Miss’ in the past 5 years, with about one under-16-year-old making the change every day.
Odd FactsEvangelicals Now, March 2019
 
Adults turn to older teenagers for help online more than their work colleagues or partners, a survey has shown, revealing how families are increasingly reliant on children’s knowledge of technology. Teenagers over the age of 16 were the preferred choice for advice on how to be secure online by 15%, compared to 10% who said they would ask work colleagues, according to research carried out for GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Centre.
Young PeopleThe Sentinel, 25th March 2019
 
A study of dolphins, seals and whales washed up on British shores found plastic in the digestive system of every one. Scientists examined 50 animals from 10 different species that had died from a variety of causes.
EnvironmentThe Sentinel, 1st February 2019
 
Record numbers of vulnerable children are going missing after being “farmed-out” to children’s homes many miles from the areas in which they live, MPs have warned. The All-Party Group for Runaway and Missing Children and Adults said a “sent away” generation of young people was in danger of falling prey to paedophiles and drugs gangs.
CrimeThe Sentinel, 27th March 2019
 
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, 28th March 2019
 
'Pink drink' brain cancer treatment rolled out across NHS could save thousands of lives. A liquid, known as 5-ALA, uses a fluorescent dye to make cancerous cells show up under a blue light. This enables surgeons to more precisely target brain tumour tissue during surgery to remove it, and helps to spare healthy brain cells.Research suggests a whole tumour can be successfully removed in 70% of cases where 5-ALA is used.
HealthSky News
 
The number of parents fined for their children’s poor attendance at school has rocketed by 74.7%, figures show. There has been an increase in the number of penalty notices issued from 149,300 in 2016/17 to 260,877 in 2017/18, according to data from the Department for Education. The most common reason for a penalty notice being issued was unauthorised family holiday absence.
EducationThe Sentinel, 22nd March 2019
 
Thousands of new mothers could be spared painful infections by being given antibiotics as a matter of course after birth, a study finds. Oxford University scientists say all women who undergo assisted birth should be provided the drugs, after research found the policy almost halved the maternal infection rate. The study found that only about one in 10 women suffered an infection if given antibiotics, compared with about one in 20 of those given a placebo drug.
HealthThe Telegraph 13th may 2019
 
Drinking a bottle of wine per week increases the lifetime risk of cancer by the equivalent of smoking five to 10 cigarettes, research suggests. This is due to the risk of cancer in parts of the body such as the bowel, liver and oesophagus, according to the team of researchers from the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Bangor University and University of Southampton.
HealthThe Sentinel, 28th March 2019
 
Britain's female unemployment rate in the first three months of the year has fallen to 3.7%, the lowest since comparable records began in 1971.The Office for National Statistics included the figure in data showing the overall unemployment rate in the three-month period stood at 3.8%, the lowest rate since late 1974.For men the rate was 3.9%, the lowest since mid 1975.
Work/EmploymentBBC News 14/05/19
 
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.
MoneyThe Sentinel, 28th March 2019
 
The latest assessment finds that criminal gangs are changing, with younger members using technology and extreme violence.There are more than 180,000 offenders linked to serious and organised crime in the UK, twice the number of troops in the British Army, according to the National Crime Agency.
CrimeSky News 14th May 2019
 
The number of children living in poverty has remained at more than four million while household incomes “stagnated” last year, figures reveal. Data from the Department for Work and Pensions showed that 4.1 million children in the UK were classed as living in a relative low-income household after housing costs in the past year, unchanged from the previous 12 months.
MoneyThe Sentinel, 29th March 2019
 
One person dies every 30 seconds in developing countries from diseases and illnesses caused by plastic pollution and uncollected rubbish, a new report has found.
Researchers found up to one million people are dying each year from conditions such as diarrhoea, malaria and cancers caused by living near dumping grounds for waste and plastic.
EnvironmentSky News 14th May 2019
 
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