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What specific type of inequalities are widespread in the UK?
social and economic
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How is income distributed?
richest 10% = 40% of total income and poorest 10% = 2% of total income
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in 2008, how many children were estimated to live below the poverty line?
3.9million
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Where is the poverty concentrated?
London and other urban areas
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How many more times are children living in poverty likely to die at infancy?
10x
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Between 1993-2013 the life expectancy gap increased bby what % for men and what % for women?
41% for men and 73% for women
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Can you name where the lowest and highest male life expectancies are in the country? How many years are between the two?
Highest = East Dorset and lowest = Blackpool. 8.9 years between.
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The second largest group in poverty is....? and roughly how many?
The unemployed at 1.8 million
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What groups in society find it hard to get mortgages?
The unemployed, those on low incomes, those in insecure jobs.
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What did the local authorities and housing associations work together to set up to help these groups?
Social Housing
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How much % of housing in the UK is rented?
36%
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How many of those rented are socially rented and how many of those are from the local authorities?
4.1million socially rented, 2.2million from the local authorities.
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Who are given priority to the housing scheme?
Families with young children.
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Between 1995-2006, the single regeneration budget was introduced. What is it and who is it a partnership between?
A plan for improving areas and a partnership between local authorities, the private sector and voluntary organisations.
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What town recieved help from the SRB and how much did they recieve?
Easington, County Durham and £45 million.
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In the National Deprivation League Tables where is this town now compared to before?
4,658 compared to being the 7th most deprived in 2007
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In terms of regional planning, the Cohesion Policy was introduced in what year?
2007
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What is the cohesion policy?
A package of grants and subsidies from the EU's structural funds, providing financial support to the poorest regions
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To be identified as one of the 'poorest regions', how much % below the EU's average GDP does it have to be?
75%
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What 2 regions classified as this between 2007-13?
West Wales and Cornwall
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What % was their GDP below the average?
80%
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How much did West Wales recieve?
£1.4 billion
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How many jobs and small businesses was it to aid?
33,000 jobs and 14,000 businesses
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In terms of law, how does legislation help to reduce inequalities?
It protects individuals against discrimination in employment, housing, education.
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What act was introduced 1970-74?
The equal pay act
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When was the Employment Equality Regulations introduced and what does it stop?
2003, discrimination of sexuality/religion/belief/age in employment/training/adult education
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In 2007 what % of secondary schools failed to reach the standards set by the Government?
55%
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What is the secondary school standard the government set?
for 30% of children to get 5 passes at GCSE
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What fration of 16 year olds qualifying for school meals failed to get higher than a D?
1/2
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Teenagers from wealthier families are how many times more likely to go to uni?
5x
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Under the labour Government, spending on schools rose so that it was what % of the GDP in 2008?
6%
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In the 2000 act of parliament what were introduced into low educational attainment areas?
Academies
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In 2010 how many academies were in England and Wales?
243
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What was the school leaving age increased to and when?
18, 2015
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Free nursery education was also given to 4 year olds for how many weeks of the year?
38
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When was the minimum wage introduced and how many benefitted?
1999, around 1 million
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What will the minimum wage be as of April 2016?
£7.20
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How old and what must you be to recieve jobseekers allowance?
18 and over and unemployed
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For 18 year olds on the job seekers allowance they recieve...
around £3011
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For those over 25 on job seekers allowance they recieve...
around £3801
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Families also recieve child benefit, how much do they recieve for the first child and then any additional children?
1st child = £20.70 a week and additional = £13.70 a week
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Name 2 other policies in place to help poor families
Free school meals and rated tax
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