Tag: living standards

Briefing 61: Regional inequality in the UK is the worst in Western Europe

Briefing 61: Regional inequality in the UK is the worst in Western Europe

26 June 2015 The gap between the richest and poorest region in the UK, in terms of disposable income, is the widest in the EU


Briefing 58: The richest get richer, the poorest get poorer

Briefing 58: The richest get richer, the poorest get poorer

15 May 2015 When taking inflation and spending habits into account alongside incomes, standards of living have declined for the poor but improved for the rich


Briefing 55: Great wealth exists in the UK alongside unimaginable poverty

Briefing 55: Great wealth exists in the UK alongside unimaginable poverty

20 March 2015 Since 2009 executive pay has soared and the number of billionaires has increased, while food bank use has rocketed and pay for ordinary workers has fallen


Briefing 54: The value of cash benefits paid to the rich has gone UP since the recession

Briefing 54: The value of cash benefits paid to the rich has gone UP since the recession

6 March 2015 Between 2007 and 2013, cash benefits paid to the richest fifth of the population increased by 42%. For the poorest fifth, benefits fell by 5%


Briefing 45: Households would be better off in a more equal economy

Briefing 45: Households would be better off in a more equal economy

19 September 2014 Reducing the share of total UK income going to the richest 1% to Dutch or Danish levels & sharing the difference across the rest of the population would be worth an extra £2,500 a year to every household


Briefing 44: Ordinary people are not getting a fair share of the proceeds of economic growth

Briefing 44: Ordinary people are not getting a fair share of the proceeds of economic growth

5 September 2014 While the economy has grown by 50% over the last 20 years, pay for those in the middle has only gone up by 20%


Briefing 42: Incomes increased for the richest last year, but fell for everyone else

Briefing 42: Incomes increased for the richest last year, but fell for everyone else

8 August 2014 The richest fifth of the UK population saw their incomes increase by £940 in 2013. But incomes were down by £250 for the other 80% of the population... and by £381 for the poorest fifth


Briefing 37: People in poor areas die younger

Briefing 37: People in poor areas die younger

4 July 2014 Life expectancy in rich areas is nearly a decade longer than in the poorest parts of the UK


Briefing 36: The UK has become one of the most unequal countries in the world

Briefing 36: The UK has become one of the most unequal countries in the world

27 June 2014 Share of total income going to the richest 1% has grown faster in the UK than in most other advanced economies


Briefing 35: The Poor cannot afford to eat as healthily as the rich

Briefing 35: The Poor cannot afford to eat as healthily as the rich

20 June 2014 Poor people spend a much higher proportion of their income on food than richer households, yet still struggle to afford a healthy diet


Briefing 34: People in the UK cannot afford to eat

Briefing 34: People in the UK cannot afford to eat

13 June 2014 Though the UK's total wealth is amongst the highest in the world, many people across the country cannot afford to eat


Briefing 33: Poor households spend more of their income on fuel than the richest

Briefing 33: Poor households spend more of their income on fuel than the richest

4 June 2014 The poorest 20% spend an average 11% of household income on energy. The richest 20% spend just 3%


Briefing 28: It would take the average worker 158 years to earn what a FTSE 100 CEO makes in a year

Briefing 28: It would take the average worker 158 years to earn what a FTSE 100 CEO makes in a year

25 April 2014 Based on a UK average salary of £27,000, most people would have to work until the year 2172 to earn what a typical FTSE100 CEO makes in a year


Briefing 27: A CEO earns the UK average salary in just three days

Briefing 27: A CEO earns the UK average salary in just three days

17 April 2014 It takes a FTSE 100 CEO just three days to earn the average UK workers' annual salary of £27,000


Briefing 23: Housing is unaffordable for most people in normal jobs

Briefing 23: Housing is unaffordable for most people in normal jobs

20 March 2014 The housing costs for a rented one-bedroom flat in England's four biggest cities are now more than many skilled workers can afford


Briefing 21: millions of children go without essential items

Briefing 21: millions of children go without essential items

7 March 2014 Research shows that children have to cope without everyday items that most people would consider basic necessities


Briefing 1: Who Has What?

Briefing 1: Who Has What?

11 October 2013


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