Measuring Inequality

Government Must Now Take Action on Discrimination and Inequality

The Equality Trust has responded to today's Government publication of a Race Disparity Audit. Dr. Wanda Wyporska, Executive Director of The Equality Trust, said:

"While we welcome additional conversations and publicity about racial disparities and discrimination, we also need to see more action. It's good to see the Government start to take racism and discrimination seriously, but this audit tells us what we already know - that social and economic inequality are rife across the country.

Joint Submission to the Scottish Government’s Consultation on the Introduction of the Socio-Economic Duty in Scotland

In October 2016, the Scottish Government announced that it intended to introduce the socio-economic duty contained in Section 1 of the Equality Act 2010. In July 2017, the Scottish Government reiterated this commitment and launched an open consultation. At the end of this process, Scotland will become the first part of the UK to bring the socio-economic equality duty to life.

Executive Pay - Has the Penny Finally Dropped?

Responding to today's publication of FTSE 100 CEO pay by the High Pay Centre, Dr. Wanda Wyporska, Executive Director of The Equality Trust, said:

"It seems the penny has finally dropped, and companies are at last beginning to row back on the absurd levels of pay given to CEOs.  This is positive, but we now need to see concerted efforts to raise wages at the other end, and to reduce the obvious gap in pay between male and female bosses.

UK's Extreme Inequality Should be a Source of National Shame

Responding to today's report from Oxfam on international inequality, which ranked the UK as the 17th most unequal out of 152 countries, Dr. Wanda Wyporska, Executive Director of The Equality Trust: 

"It should be a source of national shame to see how unequal the UK is compared to other developed countries. A lack of progressive taxes and education funding, and a reluctance to fully support poorer families, means top bosses are now being paid 165 times more than a nurse. This isn't sustainable.