Britain’s ethnic pay gap: workers of Bangladeshi heritage paid least

Campaigner says ‘race still dictates how much you get paid in this country’ Workers of Pakistani or Bangladeshi heritage have the lowest median hourly pay of any ethnic group, in the latter case earning 20.1% less than white British workers, the first …

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US-China trade war and interest rate rises spell losses for the super-rich

After seven years of growth, assets of the richest people on the planet fall by 3%Donald Trump’s trade war with China and fears over rising interest rates triggered stock market losses worth $2tn (£1.6tn) for the world’s super-rich last year.After seve…

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US-China trade war and interest rate rises spell losses for the super-rich

After seven years of growth, assets of the richest people on the planet fall by 3%Donald Trump’s trade war with China and fears over rising interest rates triggered stock market losses worth $2tn (£1.6tn) for the world’s super-rich last year.After seve…

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The Guardian view on social immobility: time to rebalance | Editorial

As a new report shows elite jobs are still dominated by the privately educated, it’s clear an approach focused on justice, not only mobility, is needed“For old progressives, reducing snapshot income inequality is the ultimate goal. For new progressives…

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Climate crisis: global economy needs major upgrade … fast

Ex-US vice-president says only big solutions can offset impact of systemic shifts and avert disasterThe former US vice-president Al Gore has warned that the global economy will require a fundamental upgrade to survive an environmental crisis and wideni…

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Weak pay rises and dearer housing fuel jump in working poor, says IFS

Number in poverty rises to 8m, with 60% living in households where someone works Britain has seen a big jump in the working poor since the 1990s, with almost three out of five people below the official poverty line living in a household where at least …

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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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