A Stark Reminder of Inequality in Birmingham

Image: End Child Poverty‘s map of child poverty levels in the UK. Our current theme Think Global, Act Local, Get Equal is all about challenging inequality, and making our economy work for everyone. This week has given us a stark reminder of how pervasive inequality is: even in a prosperous city like Birmingham. On Thursday, […]

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Experience living in Limbo with VR

A new Virtual Reality (VR) video produced by The Guardian gives an insight into the life of someone stuck in limbo whilst they seek asylum. You can watch the video above straighforwardly, or if you have a smartphone and a VR headset, really get inside the world of a refugee. The film-makers say: “The piece […]

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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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