Measuring Inequality

Support for Low Paid Isn't Enough, We Need Inequality Reduction Strategy

The Equality Trust has responded to today's report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on their updated minimum income standard. The report finds that despite an above-inflation increase in the “national living wage”, low-income families are falling further behind a minimum income standard - which acts as a barometer of living standards for households on low incomes

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

Government Must Commit to Inequality Reduction Strategy to Address Social Mobility

The Equality Trust has responded to today's report by the Social Mobility Comission on two decades of efforts to improve social mobility. The report shows that little progress has been made on social mobility over this time, and concludes that radical reform is needed to repair social divisions in Britain. Dr. Wanda Wyporska, Executive Director of The Equality Trust, said:

Wealth Tracker 2017

The Equality Trust has today published its annual Wealth Tracker, analysing the extreme wealth of Britain's richest people.

This year it finds that the richest 1,000 people have more wealth than the poorest 40% of households. The 1,000 richest saw their wealth increase by a staggering £82.5 billion last year, the equivalent of £226 million a day, or £2,615 a second.

The Equality Trust has found that this increase in wealth of £82.5 billion could:

Richest 1,000 People Have More Wealth Than Poorest 40%

The Equality Trust has today published its annual Wealth Tracker, analysing the extreme wealth of Britain's richest people.

This year it finds that the richest 1,000 people have more wealth than the poorest 40% of households [1]. The 1,000 richest saw their wealth increase by a staggering £82.5 billion last year, the equivalent of £226 million a day, or £2,615 a second.

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