Nations must protect spending on the vulnerable, says IMF chief

Shift in stance comes as more countries raise concerns about inequality – Christine LagardeThe International Monetary Fund is urging countries to protect spending on health, education and vulnerable groups amid growing concern among its members about e…

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All change: how to leave the city and find a new career

As growing numbers abandon London and other expensive cities for a better quality of life, some are using the big move to start their own businessFilling up a removal van with your belongings and heading to a new area can mean huge upheavals across eve…

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Inequality is the scourge of modern Britain. Is it finally about to be addressed? | Larry Elliott

A damning new study on social injustice should mirror the postwar Beveridge report, and call for wholesale changes to the economyReports by the great and the good are ten a penny. All too often they are an excuse for kicking a tricky political issue de…

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Britain risks heading to US levels of inequality, warns top economist

Sir Angus Deaton says UK is at risk of extreme inequality in pay, wealth and healthRising inequality in Britain risks putting the country on the same path as the US to become one of the most unequal nations on earth, according to a Nobel-prize winning …

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