Tag Archives: Inequality

Osborne plans to increase inequality in the UK

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This is part of a plan to hit the poorest as hard as possible with benefit cuts whilst at the same time saying that if you can afford to save you need not pay tax at all.

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New ONS figures reveal the startling state of health inequality


Men living in the most deprived areas of the country will live almost 20 years less than those in the least deprived areas.

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Blair playing down his wealth is a reminder that we need to tackle inequality

Blair was right, Labour does need to move out of its ‘comfort zone’ – the comfort zone of refusing to discuss inequality.

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Africa is losing six-and-a-half-times the amount it receives in aid

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Wealthy governments, including the UK, bear responsibility for much of Africa’s loss of resources.

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It’s time for a maximum pay ratio

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The average pay of a FTSE 100 CEO has rocketed from around £1 million a year in the late 1990s to closer to £5 million today.

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Tough at the top? Executive pay now 180 times the average

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Top executives are pulling away from the rest of us, according to a new report.

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The key to reducing inequality? Stronger trade unions

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The widening gap between rich and poor reflects a decline in trade union power, so argue the authors of the bestselling book The Spirit Level.

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Which party can close the living standards gulf for low-earning families?

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Recovery alone will not restore lost ground facing low-earning parents – the parties need to ensure the worst off feel the benefit of growth.

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Poor people in Britain – poorer than those in similar-sized economies


Incomes in the West Midlands are significantly lower than in the poorest regions of Germany, France, Belgium, Austria, Denmark, Sweden and Finland.

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Inequality is on the rise. And it really is the coalition’s fault

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Now that coalition reforms are in place, we’re starting to see the true impact of government policy – and inequality is on the rise.

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