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Politics and Government

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,[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.
Dr. Wanda Wyporska, Executive Director of The Equality Trust, said:
With the UK General Election set for 8 June, The Equality Trust has developed our Manifesto for a Fairer Society, calling for fair work, fair tax, fair chances and a fair deal for families right across our nation.
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.

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