Tag: rising inequality

Briefing 62: Rising inequality has reduced the UK’s economic growth

Briefing 62: Rising inequality has reduced the UK’s economic growth

10 July 2015 Analysis from the OECD think-tank found that extreme inequality is bad for growth


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 57: Top pay increases are way out of proportion to company performance

Briefing 57: Top pay increases are way out of proportion to company performance

24 April 2015 Britain's top executives are supposed to be paid according to how their companies perform - but pay in recent years has increased far more quickly than performance


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 52: Pay for top bosses is growing 5 times faster than for most UK workers

Briefing 52: Pay for top bosses is growing 5 times faster than for most UK workers

6 February 2015 Pay for Chief Executives of FTSE 350 companies has increased more than twice as fast as company profits... and around five times as fast as pay for the average UK worker


Briefing 49: The poorest 80% of the UK population have seen their share of incomes fall since 1979

Briefing 49: The poorest 80% of the UK population have seen their share of incomes fall since 1979

14 November 2014 The richest are steadily pulling away from everybody else


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


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