Our Communications Manager Liam Purcell reflects on news that the government plans to make businesses publish the gap between the pay of their chief executive and an average worker.
Some end-of-the-week reading: five interesting links we came across this week.
Church Action on Poverty supporter Malcolm Torry introduces an idea for tackling poverty which has begun to move from the fringes into the mainstream.
When George Osborne announced his new minimum wage rate of £7.20 it seemed a glimmer of hope amidst a challenging budget. The cuts to tax credits could leave many low-paid workers actually worse off, but at least employers are being asked to play their part in moving Britain away from a low-wage economy.
But there’s a problem. Tom Skinner, Cordinator of the Greater Manchester Living Wage Campaign, explains.
Today (16 October 2014) is Blog Action Day. Thousands of bloggers around the world are talking about inequality. Here’s our contribution: a collection of pictures, which explain why we need to Close the Gap between rich and poor in the UK.
A new campaign to promote Greater Manchester as a Living Wage Zone launched at the Greater Manchester Churches Together General Assembly on Monday 28 October.