Income and Employment

Low Pay Trap a Double Disadvantage for Young Women

The Equality Trust has today responded to new research by the Social Mobility Commission that concludes that teenage girls who were disadvantaged were more likely than boys to take courses leading to low earning jobs.

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

“This report is yet more proof that inequality blights lives. Poor young women are facing employment outcomes that are more likely to trap them in poverty. As we’ve learned from the pandemic, women are paying the price with higher rates of furlough, redundancies, and caring responsibilities. 

The Equality Trust supports letter to Chancellor to make the £20 a week increase to Universal Credit permanent

The Equality Trust Joins Coalition to call on Chancellor to make the £20 a week increase to Universal Credit permanent

The Equality Trust has joined over 50 signatories representing leading organisations across the United Kingdom have come together in a joint letter to call on the Chancellor to make the £20 a week increase to Universal Credit permanent and extend the same support to those on legacy benefits.

Unequal Pay - ‘The Place Where Pay Discrimination is Hiding’: A Report by The Equality Trust into Unlawful Pay Discrimination

Friday 29th May is the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Equal Pay Act 1970. Yet, as recent high profile cases have shown, unlawful unequal pay, more appropriately known as pay discrimination, remains endemic. This report seeks to answer the question of whether gender pay and bonus gap reporting is contributing to the elimination of, or at least the reduction in, practices that contribute to unlawful pay discrimination.

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