ONS releases - Alternative measures of UK real households disposable income and the saving ratio: Jan to Mar 2017 and What impact could lowering the UK voting age to 16 have on the shape of the electorate?
Real households and non-profit institutions serving households (NPISH) disposable income (RHDI) on a cash basis decreased by 1.9% in Quarter 1 (Jan to Mar) 2017, following a decrease of 0.7% in Quarter 4 (Oct to Dec) 2016.
This was the third consecutive quarter of falling RHDI on a cash basis, which is the same trend as RHDI on a national accounts basis.
In Quarter 1 2017, the households and NPISH saving ratio on a cash basis fell to negative 4.8%, which implies that households and NPISH spent more than they earned in income during the quarter.
15 July is Emmeline Pankhurst's birthday. Her ultimately successful fight for women's voting rights remains one of the most important milestones in changes to the laws governing the electorate in the UK over the last 185 years. Yet the size and shape of the UK electorate has not changed markedly since 1969 when the voting age was reduced from 21 to 18.
Our article looks back at important voting law changes and looks forward to how future changes to voting laws might change the shape of the electorate.
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