Measuring Inequality

Calling all women - calculate your potential lifetime earnings loss

Women lose hundreds of thousands of pounds over their working lives, says The Equality Trust.

The Equality Trust released its lifetime loss calculator today to mark Equal Pay Month, highlighting the long term effects of the gender pay gap for women. Based on the current figures reported under the gender pay gap regulations, women working at companies with a gender pay gap are set to lose up to hundreds of thousands of pounds over a working lifetime of 45 years.

Ensure legislation on pay ratios is backed by action to reduce income inequality, says The Equality Trust

Commenting on the BEIS announcement on corporate governance and pay ratios, Dr Wanda Wyporska, Executive Director of The Equality Trust said:

“Legislation forcing companies to publish their pay ratios is long overdue, given that a FTSE 100 CEO now earns an average (median) annual pay of £3.45 million [1], per year, a staggering 242 times more than that of a minimum wage worker.

Rising Wealth Inequality a Threat to Future Generations

The Equality Trust has responded to research published today by the IPPR and Channel 5 which finds that wealth inequality is on the rise, with the wealthiest 10 per cent of households owning 45 per cent of the country’s wealth. The report also found that a majority of people would support new measures to equalise wealth. 

Dr. Wanda Wyporska, Executive Director of The Equality Trust, said:

Major commission launched to look at class inequalities in education

National Union of Students president Shakira Martin today announced the commissioners who will sit on the board of the NUS’s ambitious new poverty commission, including Dr. Wanda Wyporska, Executive Director of The Equality Trust. Wanda will be joined by Sophia Cannon, the well-known barrister and social justice commentator, alongside the likes of Debbie Weekes from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.