Tag Archives: Inequality

Religiously selective schools criticised by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner

A new report has criticised religiously selective faith schools over their complex admissions rules.

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Inheritance tax: David Cameron stands up for the 6 per cent

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The fact that Cameron wants to cut inheritance tax when half a million people required emergency food aid last year says a lot about where his priorities lie.

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Budget 2014: If Osborne doesn’t invest in the regions, others won’t either

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The gap between the coalition’s rhetoric and its record on regional growth has been dire.

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How Labour can embrace a new approach to tackling inequality

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High rates of in-work poverty combined with falling support for state safety nets has resulted in a complex equality challenge for Labour. However, it can win public backing for a new approach to collectivism.

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The banks are using their political influence to defend the interests of their highest-paid employees

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Capitalism’s legitimacy will disintegrate if a tiny elite are allowed to capture the rewards of growth for themselves.

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‘All hail the rich’ – the reality behind tory tax claims

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Right-wingers have been exalting the contribution of the UK’s richest 1 per cent to income tax revenue over recent months. However it’s worth looking at the detail behind these figures.

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Proof that inequality is also bad for your boss

Strikes, work-related illnesses and staff turnover are more common in organisations with bigger gaps between the highest and lowest earners.

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The first place to start on bankers’ pay is that it needs to be lower

Does anyone deserve to make sums of money so far in excess of what the majority of UK workers earn?

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University bosses get huge pay rise while staff walk out

Bosses at Bournemouth University have received a bumper pay rise – despite a majority of university staff being offered just a 1 per cent rise by bosses.

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The failure of the Swiss referendum demonstrates the need to tackle high pay globally

This weekend Swiss voters rejected a referendum proposal to cap pay for top bosses at 12 times the pay of their lowest-paid employees.

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