The Coalition Government and income inequality – Half Term Report (November 2012)

As the Coalition Government reaches the halfway point of its planned five-year term, this pamphlet investigates whether or not it has acted to address the UK’s high level of income inequality. Presenting eight expert opinions which explore themes from economy to welfare reform, low pay to executive pay, these essays find the government’s record wanting.

This pamphlet argues that, as austerity belts tighten, proposed policy on income inequality is an issue on which the two government parties – and the opposition – will be judged in the second half of the term and the run-up to the next election. These essays send out a warning signal to all parties to pay close attention to electorate anger and set out effective policies that will have a real and lasting impact on the UK’s current levels of vast income inequality.

Read the report.