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Global Peace Index 2017

The Institute for Economics and Peace have published their 2017 Global Peace Index. It’s an in-depth look at peace and violence around the world, ranking countries according to a range of indicators from ‘weapons imports /exports’ or ‘terrorism impact’, to ‘relations with neighbours’.  You can see an interactive map on the Vision of Humanity website. […]

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Equality: Perceptions, Reality and Action

It’s the final week of our focus on Love, Equality & Money: but there are still plenty of ways to keep taking action to make our economy more equal. But, before taking action, why not check your perception of income equality against the reality: courtesy of this handy quiz from OECD: So, did the reality […]

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1 in 4 Brum jobs pay less than Living Wage

Analysis published by the Office of National Statistics this week reveals the large number of UK jobs that in 2014 paid less than the Living Wage (at that time £7.65 per hour outside London*).  ONS have produced a handy map below, which breaks down the number of jobs that do not pay enough to live on, […]

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