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Income Inequality

The Equality Trust statistics appeared in a Daily Mirror article revealing 'someone on the updated national living wage of £7.65 a hour would still need to work for 311 years to earn the average annual wage of FTSE 100 boss.' The article also included comment from The Equality Trust's Duncan Exle
Responding to David Cameron's speech to Conservative paty conference, Duncan Exley, Director of the Equality Trust, said:
Professors Kate Pickett and RIchard Wilkinson in May 2014 gave the Sir Douglas Robb Lectures on The Human Cost of Inequality at the University of Auckland.
Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett cited analysis from The Equality Trust on growing health disparities, and their link to economic inequality.
Five years ago The Spirit Level revolutionised the way we think and talk about inequality.
Last year’s wealth increase for the 100 richest[1] people in Britain would pay for over 1.75 million[2] Living Wage jobs for a year, according to new analysis from The Equality Trust. This would slash unemployment by three-quarters at a stroke[3].
The Equality Trust in the Guardian's letters page.
New figures from the ONS have shown that when measuring disposable household income, inequality has risen since last year.
'Inequality: politicians have to engage openly with the income gap'.
When asked for their thoughts on what different household income groups should pay in all types of taxes, the UK public overwhelmingly favours a more progressive tax system than that which currently exists; according to new research by the Equality Trust.

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