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The Inequality Boom

Howard Reed

Howard Reed finds that the impact of the coalition’s tax and benefit measures could end being as bad for inequality as the Thatcher government’s record. Turning the tide needs to be at the heart of Labour’s strategy for government Concern about the extreme inequalities of incomes produced by capitalist societies has traditionally been a central…

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‘Cradle to Grave’ for new times

Katie Ghose

A few days ago I heard a homeless woman say she’d ‘worked all her life’ but ended up on the streets. Perhaps she’s the tip of the iceberg. A growing number of working people are relying on food banks, working too few hours or for too little money to buy enough food for the week….

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Keep the living wage alive

Kayte Lawton, Matthew Pennycook

More needs to be done to raise the living standards of Britain’s five million low-paid workers. Yet so far, rather than addressing the problem of low pay directly, policy responses – whether it is Labour’s pledge to reintroduce a 10p tax rate or the coalition’s flagship policy of raising the personal allowance – have centred…

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