Report summary: The UK’s progressive policies on maternity, paternity, and shared parental leave offer family caregivers a strong social security net to fall back on. However, progress remains to be seen in offering family caregivers nursing support in the workplace and adequate financial protections during parental leave. While limited legal coverage of domestic workers leaves them with few protections in their working spaces, the UK scored well in Sub-Index B overall. The UK’s ultimately ranked in the “Maturing” Index band, with a score of 7.33/10.00.
|GDP (USD, billion)||2,760|
|Human Development Index||0.932|
|Women’s Labor Force Participation Rate||58%|
|Percentage of the Informal Economy||NA|
|Old-age Dependency Ratio||29.297%|
|Access to Basic Drinking Water*||100%|
|Access to Electricity*||100%|
|Access to Sanitation Services*||99%|
|Access to Essential Health Services*†||87%|
Source: World Bank Open Data, Human Development Index, International Labour Organization 2019, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
* Household access
†The WHO defines essential health services as “the average [household] coverage of essential services based on tracer interventions that include reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health; infectious diseases; noncommunicable diseases; and service capacity and access; among the general and the most disadvantaged population”
Data correct as of 2020.