Power and Privilege

Social Mobility Report Demonstrates Urgent Need to Reduce Inequality

Commenting on the release of the Social Mobility Commission's State of the Nation Report, Dr Wanda Wyporska, Executive Director of The Equality Trust said:

"We welcome the report, which provides even more evidence of the stark divide between the rich and the poor and we support calls for a more redistributive approach. It is a national disgrace that in affluent areas, poor people are still denied access to decent jobs with decent pay, good education and efficient transport.

Government Must Now Take Action on Discrimination and Inequality

The Equality Trust has responded to today's Government publication of a Race Disparity Audit. Dr. Wanda Wyporska, Executive Director of The Equality Trust, said:

"While we welcome additional conversations and publicity about racial disparities and discrimination, we also need to see more action. It's good to see the Government start to take racism and discrimination seriously, but this audit tells us what we already know - that social and economic inequality are rife across the country.

A-Levels - Education Alone Cannot Level the Playing Field Between Rich and Poor

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.

"We know that in many professions, privately educated students receive significantly higher pay than their state school counterparts, even when they've received exactly the same degree from the same university. We also know there is a huge class pay gap in many top jobs.