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Manifesto for a Fairer Society

With the UK General Election set for 8 June, The Equality Trust has developed our Manifesto for a Fairer Society, calling for fair work, fair tax, fair chances and a fair deal for families right across our nation.

We urge all political parties to commit to the policies in our manifesto for a fairer, more equal society, and you can help achieve this.

Pay Tracker: Comparing CEO pay in the FTSE 100 with average pay and low pay in the UK

Our brand new Pay Tracker report reveals that CEOs in the UK’s top 100 companies now pocket an average of £5.3m each year, or 386 times that of a worker earning the National Living Wage.

Over two thirds (67%) of FTSE 100 CEOs are paid more than 100 times the average UK salary. Ninety per cent of FTSE 100 CEOs are paid at least 100 times more than the National Living Wage.

Equality Trust analysis also found that FTSE 100 CEOs are now paid:

•    165 times more than a nurse.

•    140 times more than a teacher.

•    132 times more than a police officer.

Walking the Tightrope - Savings and Debt Inequality in Great Britain

Many households earn too little to pay for basic necessities, and to save for an uncertain future. Over a third of households now owe more in debt that they have saved, and millions more face falling into trouble in the event of a financial shock they cannot avoid. In our new briefing note, Walking the Tightrope - Savings and Debt Inequality in Great Britain, we find that:

Walking the Tightrope -cSavings and Debt Inequality in Great Britain

Many households earn too little to both pay for basic necessities, and to save for an uncertain future, despite working full time. Over a third of households now owe more in debt that they have saved, and millions more face falling into trouble in the event of a financial shock they cannot avoid. 

Our latest briefing note, Walking the Tightrope, our analysis finds that: 

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