inequality

  • November 17, 2017

    The poorest in society are being hit the hardest by changes to tax, social security and public spending reforms, and are set to lose 10 per cent of their income, a new report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission has revealed.

  • November 9, 2017

    Governments must take five immediate steps to stop corporations and the super-rich cheating poor countries out of over $170 billion in tax revenues every year, says Oxfam.

  • October 24, 2017

    A report from the IPPR shows that while wealth inequality fell for much of the 20th century, it is now rising again, and is set to rise further.

  • October 11, 2017

    The Equality Trust says the government must commit to a comprehensive inequality reduction strategy if it is serious about tackling injustice.

  • October 5, 2017

    Alison Garnham of Child Poverty Action Group said, “If talk about the British Dream means anything then it means immediate action to stop poverty damaging the childhoods and destroying the life chances of our children.”

  • September 28, 2017

    Despite lifting millions of people out of poverty over the last decades, Brazil still faces a huge gap between the country’s richest and the rest of the population. Previously, Oxfam has revealed that just six people own as much money as the poorest half of the country.

  • September 21, 2017

    The share of income that Britain’s families spend on housing has trebled over the last 50 years, with young people having to make do with longer commutes and smaller, insecure rented accommodation.

  • August 26, 2017

    The Equality Trust has responded to speculation that the Government may introduce requirements for top companies to publish the pay ratio between their CEO and average worker.

  • August 16, 2017

    All jobs should be advertised as available for flexible working, and greater effort placed on ending bias in recruitment, promotion and reward in a shake-up of culture and working practices to reduce pay gaps, the Equality and Human Rights Commission in Scotland said yesterday.

  • August 3, 2017

    As the state pension age rises for both men and women, it will affect the poor much more than the wealthy, and the sick much more than the healthy.