On the 49th anniversary of the passage of The Equal Pay Act 1970 (Wednesday 29th May), The Equality Trust releases a groundbreaking report ‘From Pin Money to Fat Cats: Pay Inequality in the FTSE 100’, an analysis of the FTSE 100-owned companies on a sector-by-sector basis in terms of CEO pay ratios, gender pay gaps and gender bonus gaps.
We’re pleased to announce our new briefing Finance development, not dividends: Challenging the rise of public-private partnerships.
What's the issue?
The use of private financing for public services has rapidly grown over the past 25 years, in both the global north and global south, with governments increasingly choosing private investment in infrastructure as a means of keeping down debt.
A key part of our mission is bringing the voices and stories of those most impacted by the UK’s very high levels of inequality and poverty to those in power.
We were pleased to make a submission to the UN Special Rapporteur (Philip Alston) ahead of his visit to the UK this month. Mr Alston is looking at the links between poverty and human rights in the UK and our submission shows a situation in the UK where inequality is worsening poverty and adversely affecting human rights across our society. In our conclusions we note that:
We know that our very high level of inequality divides the UK and weakens the social bonds between us. We were, therefore, pleased to make a submission to the APPG on Social Integration's Inquiry into Intergenerational Connection. Our conclusions read as follows: