Measuring Inequality

Olympic Inequality: Gap Between Boss and Minimum Wage Pay like a Sprint vs a Marathon

A worker on the National Living Wage (NLW) would need to work for 410 years to earn just one year’s average salary of one of the UK’s top bosses. That’s a similar difference to the length between the Olympic marathon (42,195m) and a 100m sprint (a difference of 422 times).

With the 2016 Olympics about to begin in Rio, the Equality Trust has examined how inequality in the UK can be measured through Olympic events. It found that: