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:
Politics and Government
The 100 richest people in Britain have seen their wealth increase by £55.5bn since 2010, according to analysis by The Equality Trust. In addition, research released by Oxfam today found just 8 people have as much wealth as half the world's population. Ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos tomorrow, The Equality Trust calls on politicians and business leaders to commit to reducing global and national inequality levels.
Analysis by The Equality Trust found:
Responding to Theresa May's speech today declaring the Government's commitment to building a shared society, Dr. Wanda Wyporska, Executive Director of The Equality Trust, said:
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. It appeared in the Sunday Telegraph (paywall) on 18 December: