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Politics and Government

The Equality Trust's response to personal tax allowance increases quoted in a Labour List article on the Budget.
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 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,[1] but only 29 of the UK’s largest companies are officially signed up to pay the Living Wage. 
The Equality Trust's Duncan Exley was co-signatory to a letter in the Sunday Times calling on all political parties to commit to reducing inequality.
Public transport is a significant and escalating cost for many people. But while transport may be a drain on the finances of some, for others the cost is far more debilitating.
Building a Fairer and Stronger Economy means recognising the contribution of everyone to economic success. This means rebuilding the link between hard work and reward, and opening opportunity to everyone, not just the wealthy.
Anthony Appiah, Philosopher, on the need to prevent the 'capture' of political institutions by the rich.
Alan Budd, former economic advisor to the UK Government, discusses how political choices increased employer power at the expense of employees.

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