Income and Employment

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.

The Equality Trust Calls for Full Pay Transparency on 50th Anniversary of the Equal Pay Act 1970

Fifty years after the Equal Pay Act 1970 was passed, The Equality Trust is calling for full transparency of pay structures. At a conference to mark the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Equal Pay Act 1970, the national charity will release a report into pay discrimination in the FTSE 100 entitled “Fifty Years is Long Enough: A Report by The Equality Trust into Unlawful Pay Discrimination”. 

The key findings are that:

Fat Cat FTSE CEOs creamed off 212 times more than a minimum wage worker

The Equality Trust’s analysis shows that the average CEO took home 90 times the salary paid to a senior teacher, 186 times the salary paid to a carer and 212 times the salary earned by a minimum wage worker. Based on figures released by the CIPD and High Pay Centre, the average FTSE 100 CEO was paid £3.46m in 2018, earning the average wage before 5pm on Monday 6th January.

Dr Wanda Wyporska, Executive Director, The Equality Trust commented:

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