Today brings some good news from the Office for National Statistics. Average income is rising, most people were better off last year than they were the year before and are better off now than they were before the financial crisis. At the same time it looks like income inequality is falling, it is lower now than it was directly following the recession and that was less than it was before the financial crisis.
On Saturday 3rd December, The Equality Trust was delighted to welcome Ed Miliband MP and Green MEP Molly Scott Cato to our annual conference to discuss ‘Inequality & Sustainability: Prospects for Progress in the Age of Brexit’ with Professors Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson.
At our annual conference on Saturday, we launched our new activist pack: Inequality Is Not Inevitable. This guide aims to help inequality activists target key decision-makers, and those who influence them, so that action is taken to reduce inequality.
In a world of ‘social mobility’, your prospects in life should not be determined by how your parents did. It’s a close relative of ‘equality of life chances’: that every child, regardless of background, deserves a fair go. Theresa May has made the promotion of these core aims of her premiership. But both ideas have the quirky quality of being accepted – in lip service at least – quite evenly across the political spectrum. They reflect widely shared intuitions about fa