Politics and Government
Responding to today’s report by the Social Mobility Commission, which found a £6,800 ‘class pay gap’ between professionals from working class backgrounds compared to colleagues from more affluent backgrounds, Dr. Wanda Wyporska, Executive Director of The Equality Trust said:
The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee is conducting an inquiry on corporate governan
The Equality Trust's response to personal tax allowance increases quoted in a Labour List article on the Budget.
The Chancellor, today, delivered a budget which unveiled some targeted spending and reforms addressing the immediate pressing issues of the NHS, Universal Credit and housing. Any good news, however, was rather overshadowed by the bad news on productivity and economic growth.
Dr. Wanda Wyporska, Executive Director of The Equality Trust, said:
Joint Letter In The Sunday Telegraph Calls For Section 1 Of The Equality Act To Be Brought Into Force
The Equality Trust co-ordinated the following letter with 22 other organisations and individuals calling for the socio-economic duty on public bodies, contained within section 1 of the Equality Act 2010, to be brought into force.
In light of the Prime Minister's comments last week committing her to tackling high executive pay, and to requiring companies to publish 'pay multiples' between top and median earners, the Equality Trust has written to Theresa May to call for her Government to support a Pay Ratios Bill.
The Equality Trust has responded to today's announcement of Government proposals on corporate governance. Dr. Wanda Wyporska, Executive Director of The Equality Trust, said:
The Equality Trust has responded to today's Housing White Paper from the Government. 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, but only 29 of the UK’s largest companies are officially signed up to pay the Living Wage.