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. If you have not already booked your place, please do so in the next few days via this booking link.
A report published today by the Social Mobility Commission has laid bare the worrying lack of social mobility in the UK. It concluded that “Britain has a deep social mobility problem which is getting worse for an entire generation of young people” and suggested barriers to social mobility include an “unfair” education system, unaffordable housing and a two-tier labour market divided between a prosperous middle class and those below on it on low-paid, intermittent or insecure employment.
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 research finds.
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.
The Equality Trust's latest briefing note A House Divided - How Unaffordable Housing Drives UK Inequality shows the scale of housing inequality, and the chronic lack of affordability of housing for many people. Our analysis finds that: