Emergency Food Parcels
Britain’s foodbanks supplied emergency food parcels to 128,697 people in 2011/12, compared with 61,468 the previous year – an increase of 109%.
Source: Trussell Trust
In 2011/12, 50,290 households in England were accepted as homeless and in ‘priority need’, compared with 44,160 the previous year – a 14% increase. More than twice that number applied for homelessness assistance.
The last quarter of 2011 and the first quarter of 2012 saw Britain experiencing negative growth. This dismal performance meant the UK was formally in a double-dip recession.
Source: Financial Times
Annual Pay Rises
Last year, FTSE 100 chief executives enjoyed average pay rises of 12%, while their employees received below-inflation increases of 1%. More than a quarter of FTSE 100 bosses received pay rises greater than 41%.
Job Seekers Per Vacancy
There are currently almost six people chasing every vacancy, compared with two before the recession. The government says it will force people into work, but there simply aren’t enough jobs.
The Prime MInister’s favourite iPad game. He has completed all the levels.
Isn’t our government doing well …. =0/