Because more equal societies work better for everyone


86% of Renters Have Less Than a Quarter of the Deposit for Average First Home
Analysis of today's ONS Family Spending publication by The Equality Trust has found that the richest 10% of households spend more on eating out (£58.40) than the poorest 10% of households spend on housing, fuel and power combined (£44.50). The Equality Trust also found:
The Equality Trust featured in today's Guardian pg. 14 and the Mirror pg.
The Equality Trust has responded to today's report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on their updated minimum income standard.
Over 6.5 million households are in debt, or face the prospect of falling into debt within a month, should they lose their jobs, according to new research from The Equality Trust. Over 40 per cent of non-retired households have too little saved to pay even a month’s worth of household bills, the r
National Union of Students president Shakira Martin today announced the commissioners who will sit on the board of the NUS’s ambitious new poverty commission, including Dr. Wanda Wyporska, Executive Director of The Equality Trust.
A report published today by the Social Mobility Commission has laid bare the worrying lack of social mobility in the UK.
Check out our latest campaign to make councils fairer, with a campaign pack here. 
We are very much looking forward to our annual conference, this Saturday in central London, featuring the Rt Hon. Ed Miliband MP and Molly Scott Cato MEP.
The country's housing crisis is known to us all, not least because so many of us suffer from its effects. Poor quality accommodation, high rents and a lack of affordable homes to buy have a real impact on people's lives. But housing also drives the UK's extreme levels of inequality too.


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