Category - inequality

  • 24 Mar 2014

    Wage inequality has soared across London and the South East according to newTUC analysis published today at the beginning of Fair Pay Fortnight (24 March).

  • 5 Dec 2013

    Pension age will keep rising, UK chancellor George Osborne announced in his autumn statement today (5 December 2013). Young people now finishing their education will probably have to wait until they are in their 70s. This will have a devastating effect on some areas and sections of society.

  • 2 Dec 2013

    The fright wig and jester's mask slipped last Wednesday. Boris Johnson, delivering the annual Margaret Thatcher lecture, showed the ugly reality behind the motley as he made his bid for the support of the Tory right and attempted to position himself as successor to David Cameron.

  • 6 Jul 2013

    The new Vice-President of the Methodist Conference, Dr Daleep Mukraji, has called on Methodists to "speak out, take sides," and "stand up for justice."

  • 1 Jul 2013

    The share of the economy going to wages fell by more than five per cent between 1980 and 2011.The TUC says increasing inequality hits low and middle income earners hardest.

  • 17 May 2013

    Austerity measures are causing avoidable illness and death on a major scale, public health experts have shown. In the UK and internationally, harsh cuts in public services and social services are damaging child and adult health and hindering economic recovery, yet some governments are pressing ahead.

  • 25 Mar 2013

    Politicians tend to become grandiose when they are trying to sell us an idea. The rhetorical use of the concept of 'nation' to corral us together under a conveniently high-sounding label has, in recent months, tried to sign us up to being both 'one nation' and an 'aspiration nation.'

  • 23 Jan 2013

    This week (20 January 2013) the thinktank Demos (“ideas and action to promote the common good”) has published its report Faithful Providers, which argues that faith-based organisations should be used more as public service providers. Simon Barrow offers an initial response, highlighting some of the problematic assumptions and stances within the report, setting out the background to successive government's interest in co-opting faith providers, and pointing towards a more radical Christian stance which roots service in a tradition of modelling and advocating a different social order based on justice and equality.

  • 20 Jan 2013

    An explosion in extreme wealth is exacerbating inequality and hindering the world's ability to tackle poverty together, Oxfam warns this weekend.

  • 10 Jan 2013

    A senior French Protestant has called growing income inequality a form of violence and has asked for self-restraint among high earners in a time of austerity.