Posts for Society

Letting fees ban should soon be law, says Citizens Advice

About time, too! The Tenant Fees Bill, which today passed its final stage in Parliament before Royal Assent, will stop renters being forced to pay £160 million a year in […]

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2 year degrees approved by MPs

Students starting university from September 2019 are set to have more choice than ever before about how they study after MPs approved legislation to support the expansion of two-year and […]

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Two-thirds of singles in their 20s now live with their parents – here’s how it affects their lives

It’s not all smiles and cups of tea. Shutterstock. Donald Hirsch, Loughborough University Gone are the days when living at home in your 20s was seen as an embarrassing sign […]

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The sandwich generation

From the lovely folk at the Office for National Statistics (ONS): With an increased life expectancy and more people deciding to have children at an older age, more than 1.3 […]

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Four common mistakes that can ruin your chances in a job interview

shutterstock Janina Steinmetz, City, University of London If you make it to the job interview stage of an application process, the prospect of a new job is very much in […]

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Birth rate drops, and baby boys outnumber girls

Having babies seems to be declining in popularity. The Office for National Statistics tells us that in 2017, there were 679,106 live births in England and Wales, the lowest number […]

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Seven charts that show the world is actually becoming a better place

Shutterstock Julius Probst, Lund University Swedish academic Hans Rosling has identified a worrying trend: not only do many people across advanced economies have no idea that the world is becoming […]

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Our obsession with taking photos is changing how we remember the past

Shutterstock Giuliana Mazzoni, University of Hull Last year I visited the Hermitage in St Petersburg, Russia – one of the best art museums in the world. I was expecting to […]

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Penalties for fly-tipping come into force

New financial penalties have come into force to crack down on fly-tipping. The majority of householders already dispose of their waste responsibly, however from now any householder who fails to […]

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NHS needs to prioritise talent, recruitment and retention

This seems particularly pertinent given the recent part-time closure of Stratton Hospital due to staff shortages. The NHS must prioritise talent planning if it is to have any hope of […]

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