People in Burnley are among the most unhappy in the UK, according to a new survey from the Office for National Statistics. The average happiness score for respondents in Burnley was 7.18 - one of the lowest scores in the UK - compared to an average UK score of 7.52. The happiest place in the UK this year was in Rushmoor in Hampshire.According to ONS research, people's views about their health, employment, and relationship status are the factors most likely to impact how they rate their personal well-being, with bad health the most significant factor associated with reports of poor well-being, followed by being economically inactive with a long-term illness or disability.Disability charity Scope said employers' outdated attitudes and inflexible working practices were keeping disabled people out of work.James Taylor, head of policy at Scope, said: "This needs to change. Government and employers need to all become disability game-changers by challenging negative attitudes and tackling the … [Read more...] about Office for National Stats: Burnley people amongst UK’s most unhappy
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Growth in life expectancy in Britain has come to a halt, new figures show. A girl born between 2015 and 2017 is expected to live until she is 82.9 years old — no change on the previous figure for 2014-16, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). For baby boys born in the same period there is also no change, at 79.2 years. Life expectancy in some parts of the UK has actually fallen. For males and females in Scotland and Wales it is down by 0.1 years, while males in Northern Ireland have seen a similar fall. Sophie Sanders, of the ONS Centre for Ageing and Demography, said the figures represented “the lowest improvements in life expectancy since the start of the series in 1980 to 1982. “This slowing in improvements is reflected in the chances of surviving to age 90 years from birth, which has also seen virtually no improvement since 2012 to 2014,” she added. UK life expectancy remains lower than in many other comparable countries. It lags behind … [Read more...] about Life expectancy in UK stalls for first time on record
The number of European citizens living permanently in the UK is at its lowest level in four years, with Brexit suggested as one of the reasons for the change. New figures from the UK Office for National Statistics show that European net migration to the country is at 101,000, the lowest it has been since 2013.This is due to a 4% drop in Europeans going to live in the UK, and a 19% rise in Europeans leaving the country between 2016-2017.In 2017, 139,000 Europeans left the UK; a rise from the 117,000 who left in 2016.Similarly, in 2017, 100,000 fewer Europeans went to live in the UK than in 2016 (240,000 compared to 250,000 respectively).This puts net migration at its lowest level since 2013, when it dropped to 95,000.The ONS has suggested that this drop could be directly related to the vote in favour of Brexit in June 2016.However, on a global scale, the ONS pointed out that net migration to the UK is on the rise.Nicola White, director of the international migration service at the … [Read more...] about Europeans living in UK at lowest level in four years
A ROYAL wedding is the stuff of fairytales, but with Prince Harry’s parents’ marriage ending in divorce, how common is it? By Ariane Sohrabi-Shiraz / Published 15th May 2018 Figures from the UK Office for National Statistics for 2016 showed that a dismal 42% of marriages in England and Wales ended in divorce.Around half of those who divorced did so within the first 10 years of marriage.This year the number of divorces had increased by 5.8% from the previous year.The divorce rate was highest among men aged 45 to 49 and women aged 30 to 39. GETTY DIVORCE: 42% of marriages in 2016 ended in divorce The number of divorces rose sharply from the 1970s onwards, partly because of more opportunities and being less concerned about apportioning blame.It peaked in the mid 1990s, where 14 out of a thousand married people were getting divorced.Divorces are not uncommon in the Royal family, as the Queen has seen three of her four children go through them after relatively short … [Read more...] about How many marriages end in divorce in the UK? Is it common for royals to divorce?
She slammed the government for the shrinking of police forces in the country, with about 21,000 fewer officers than there were in 2010. READ MORE: UK Policy 'Carries Scar That Created Suspect, Muslim Community' — Expert The statement was made in wake of the UK Office for National Statistics' (ONS) bulletin on crime against households and adults in the two nations in 2017 published earlier in the day, pointing out a 22-percent increase in offenses involving knives or other sharp instruments as well as an 11-percent increase in firearms crime. READ MORE: UK Violent Crime Surge Continues as 60 Killed in London So Far This Year In April, Rudd rejected claims that falling police numbers were not to blame for the rise in violent crime, arguing that there were "enough police" to tackle the problem. On April 9, the UK government published a new crime … [Read more...] about UK Labour Party Blames Conservatives for Surge in Violent Crime