inequality

  • November 29, 2017

    The Social Mobility Commission’s ‘State of the nation’ report says a stark social mobility postcode lottery exists in Britain, where the chances of someone from a disadvantaged background succeeding in life is bound to where they live, 

  • November 23, 2017

    A parliamentary inquiry has been launched into the issue of childhood food insecurity in the UK. UNICEF has estimated that 10 per cent of children in the UK are living in households affected by severe food insecurity.

  • November 22, 2017

    Commenting on yesterday's Budget, Dr Wanda Wyporska of the Equality Trust said, "we look set to remain a land of Food Banks and Ferraris for some time yet."

  • 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.