Income inequality

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Young Australians are struggling, but improving their lives doesn’t come at the expense of older generations | Alison Pennington
Millennials and Gen Z only know their country as harsh and self-interested. We must extend the ‘golden years’ of decent work and secure housing to them

Alison Pennington

10, Mar, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Some of the 1% are more generous than others | Letter
Letter: In response to Tim Worstall of the Adam Smith Institute, Douglas Graham says being wealthy doesn’t preclude someone from working for a fairer world

08, Feb, 2023 @6:18 PM

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Focusing on diversity means we miss the big picture. It’s class that shapes our lives | Kenan Malik
In shifting our gaze from equality, we lose sight of the most marginalised

Kenan Malik

29, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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30 million in UK ‘priced out of decent standard of living by 2024’
Thinktank blames rising prices, inflation and unemployment, and called for national living income

Larry Elliott Economics editor

12, Dec, 2022 @10:00 PM

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Income not enough to break British class barriers, research finds
People from a prosperous background are more likely to move, and end up in richer areas, than those with working-class parents

James Tapper

11, Sep, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Desperate times need radical solutions. Even Churchill knew when it was time to tax the rich | Torsten Bell
The emergency created by soaring energy prices is so grave that normal politics doesn’t apply. Our leaders must wise up – and fast

Torsten Bell

28, Aug, 2022 @6:00 AM

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City workers get double-digit wage rises while lowest-paid see 1% increase
Report finds ‘tale of two labour markets’ as workers in London’s financial district enjoy inflation-busting increases

Phillip Inman

07, Aug, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Children who get free school meals in England earn less as adults, study finds
At age of 30, half of FSM recipients earn £17,000 or less, while top 10% from independent schools earn £71,000 or more

Sally Weale Education correspondent

04, Aug, 2022 @5:23 PM

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Tax the rich: these one percenters want people like them to pay higher taxes
Members of the Patriotic Millionaires say the income gap in the US has become a disaster – and it’s time to ‘take that money back’

Dominic Rushe in Washington DC

08, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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UK’s top 0.1% earners have annual income of over half a million, says IFS
Institute for Fiscal Studies report finds highest-paid earners benefit from lower tax rates open to business owners

Richard Partington and Phillip Inman

06, Apr, 2022 @11:01 PM

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The secret to having our kids look after us in old age? Skip the hard labour | Torsten Bell
Research shows a rise in income in developing countries doesn’t correlate with children working less, especially in agriculture

Torsten Bell

13, Feb, 2022 @10:30 AM

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Cost-of-living crisis: Jack Monroe hails ONS update of inflation calculations
Move by government statisticians follows analysis by UK poverty activist of impact on poorest families

Larry Elliott Economics editor

26, Jan, 2022 @7:23 PM

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