The State Of The Coalfields
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30 Jun 2014
The recently published ‘The State of the Coalfields Report’, which was commissioned by the Coalfields Regeneration Trust, is the first study for almost ten years to explore the economic and social conditions prevalent in coalfield communities.
The report highlights that the consequences of job losses of the 1980s and 90s are still all too visible in statistics on jobs, unemployment, benefits and health; demonstrating that there is an ongoing need for economic regeneration in the coalfields.
The report also finds that the Government's welfare reforms are hitting the coalfields disproportionately hard, as well as identifying that there is a funding crisis for voluntary and community sector organisations in the coalfields compared to elsewhere in the country.
To read the report visit www.coalfields-regen.org.uk/crt-publications/