Fact Service October 2021

Issue 40 (07/10/2021) - Massive leak reveals secret property owners; Fifth ran out of money during pandemic; ILO, WHO report 2 million work-related deaths; Business numbers up slightly; Firefighter numbers hit new low; 'Half million extra care staff needed by 2030'; Union to ballot on 1.75% offer

Issue 40

Massive leak reveals secret property owners (348 words)

A coalition of journalists has uncovered the secret owners of more than 1,500 UK properties bought using offshore firms, after they examined the ...
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Fifth ran out of money during pandemic (188 words)

A fifth (20%) of key workers questioned for a TUC poll say that they have had to reduce their spending ahead of pay day during the Covid pandemic. ...
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ILO, WHO report 2 million work-related deaths (430 words)

Work-related diseases and injuries were responsible for the deaths of 1.9 million people worldwide in 2016, according to the first joint estimates ...
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Business numbers up slightly (355 words)

The number of UK businesses has risen slightly since March 2021, when the lockdown began, according to figures from the Organisation for National ...
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Firefighter numbers hit new low (293 words)

There may no longer be enough firefighters to tackle all emergencies, the FBU union has warned, after a freedom of information request revealed that ...
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‘Half million extra care staff needed by 2030’ (406 words)

Independent charity The Health Foundation has released projections for future health care funding for both the next three years and up to 2030/31. ...
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Union to ballot on 1.75% offer (146 words)

Public services union UNISON has announced that it plans to ballot for industrial action over pay next month among the 400,000 council and school ...
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