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
Capitalism’s legitimacy will disintegrate if a tiny elite are allowed to capture the rewards of growth for themselves.
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.
Strikes, work-related illnesses and staff turnover are more common in organisations with bigger gaps between the highest and lowest earners.
Does anyone deserve to make sums of money so far in excess of what the majority of UK workers earn?
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.
This weekend Swiss voters rejected a referendum proposal to cap pay for top bosses at 12 times the pay of their lowest-paid employees.
We must address issues of class and social mobility that are holding people – of all colours and identities – back, writes Chuka Ummuna.
On Friday, the Daily Telegraph published an article by Fraser Nelson arguing, essentially, that we should not make a fuss about the rise of the super-rich.