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The Inequality Economy

‘We Can't Live Like This’: Universal Credit Falls Short of Cost of Living Price Hikes

, 19 May 2022
Rising energy bills, increased food costs – and yet benefits have not risen with inflation, leaving families struggling to make ends meet, Sian Norris reports

Renters Hit Hardest by Cost of Living Crisis

, 28 April 2022
Data from the Office for National Statistics shows that renters are more likely to be struggling to make ends meet than those with mortgages

Drop in Life Expectancy Due to Poor Pandemic Management ‘Chilling’, Says Sir Michael Marmot

, 26 April 2022
New research shows that England and Wales saw the biggest reduction in life expectancy after the US between 2019-21, while the life expectancy of the poorest continues to drop

Has Austerity Made it Harder to Find Dirty Money?

, 7 April 2022
Sian Norris asks if cuts to the criminal justice system, and wealthy oligarchs spending big bucks on the best lawyers to protect their riches, have impacted efforts to go after financial crime

A Spring Statement for White, Wealthy Drivers

, 23 March 2022
Sunak's spring statement offered tax breaks to motorists – who are more likely to be white and on higher incomes, Sian Norris reports

New Stats Show Rich Getting Richer as Cost of Living Crisis Bites for the Rest

, 16 March 2022
New data shows highest paid payrolled employees saw wages soar by just under £3000 a month since 2014, while the poorest got a paltry pay rise of £167, Sian Norris reports

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