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Income and Employment

Britain's poorest households pay a greater proportion of their income in taxes than the richest, according to new data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Analysis of the ONS' Effects of Taxes and Benefits publication, released today, found:
Today's Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) publication by the Office for National Statistics has shown a f
The Equality Trust has responded to today's report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on their updated minimum income standard.
Over 6.5 million households are in debt, or face the prospect of falling into debt within a month, should they lose their jobs, according to new research from The Equality Trust. Over 40 per cent of non-retired households have too little saved to pay even a month’s worth of household bills, the r
Commenting on today's publication of the Taylor Review into modern employment practices, Dr. Wanda Wyporska, Executive Director of The Equality Trust, said:
Less than a third of FTSE 100 companies are Living Wage accredited. The new Living Wage was announced today, rising to £8.45 in the UK, and £9.75 in London,[1] but only 29 of the UK’s largest companies are officially signed up to pay the Living Wage. 
The Equality Trust has responded to the BBC's publication of 'star' salaries.  Dr. Wanda Wyporska, Executive Director of The Equality Trust, said:
A full time worker earning the National Living Wage[1] would need to work over 400 years to earn just one year’s average pay for a FTSE 100 CEO, according to new analysis from the Equality Trust.
Analysis of today's ONS Family Spending publication by The Equality Trust has found that the richest 10% of households spend more on eating out (£58.40) than the poorest 10% of households spend on housing, fuel and power combined (£44.50). The Equality Trust also found:
Responding to today's A-level results, Dr. Wanda Wyporska, Executive Director of The Equality Trust, said: "They'll be some anxious parents and students this morning, but for many students from poorer backgrounds the battle doesn't end here, sadly.


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