• 78% of large companies in the UK pay men more than they pay women
Source: BBC - April 2018 - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43668187

For more information visit:
Young Women’s Trust - https://www.youngwomenstrust.org/
The Women’s Institute - https://www.thewi.org.uk/

• More than 14 million people in the UK live in poverty, 4.5 million of them are children
Source: The Independent - September 2018 - https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-poverty-levels-childcare-disability-ocial-metrics-commission-finances-a8540941.html

For more information visit:
Shelter - https://www.shelter.org.uk
Big Issue - https://www.bigissue.com/
Crisis - https://www.crisis.org.uk/

• Recorded offences of hate crime in the UK have increased by 123% in the last 5 years
Source: Home Office - October 2018 - https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/748598/hate-crime-1718-hosb2018.pdf

For more information visit:
Victim Support - https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/
Stop Hate UK - https://www.stophateuk.org/
Gov.uk - https://www.gov.uk/government/news/support-for-hate-crime-victims

• Throughout the period October 2017-2018 more than one homeless person died every day in the UK
Source: The Independent - October 2018 - https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/homeless-people-deaths-one-day-welfare-cuts-high-rents-social-housing-a8574976.html

For more information visit:
Shelter - https://www.shelter.org.uk
Big Issue - https://www.bigissue.com/
Crisis - https://www.crisis.org.uk/

• If you’re Black you are 8 times more likely to be the subject of a stop and search than if you’re White
Source: Gov.uk - May 2018 - https://www.ethnicity-facts-figures.service.gov.uk/crime-justice-and-the-law/policing/stop-and-search/latest

For more information visit:
UK Black Pride - https://www.ukblackpride.org.uk/
BAME - http://www.uk-bame.com/

• Boris Johnson is described by fans as humorous, intelligent, charismatic and clever
Source: YouGov - March 2019 - https://yougov.co.uk/topics/politics/explore/public_figure/Boris_Johnson

GLASGOW
• Valium is killing Scotland's poorest men - detected in the bodies of 72% of all victims of drug-related deatH
SOURCE: https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/znq99w/valium-is-killing-scotlands-poorest-men

MANCHESTER
• Total public spending in the NORTH has fallen by £6.3 Billion in a decade. The SOUTH has seen a rise of £3.2 Billion
SOURCE: https://www.ippr.org/research/publications/state-of-the-north-2018

BIRMINGHAM
• Estimated to cost more than £55 billion, the HS2 railway will destroy almost 900 homes, 1,000 businesses and around 60 irreplaceable ancient woodlands
SOURCE: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/hs2-railway-route-houses-demolish-woodland-destroy-environment-impact-london-birmingham-manchester-a8582316.html + https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46586603

BRISTOL
• Air pollution in the UK contributes to the death of more than 64,000 people every year
SOURCE: https://inews.co.uk/news/health/air-pollution-kills-64000-people-in-the-uk-every-year/

CARDIFF
• An English NHS hospital has said it will no longer take patients from Wales
SOURCE: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-47819657