Inequality: is it rising, and can we reverse it?

The UK ranks among the most unequal nations in Europe and many people feel they are not sharing in the country’s wealth Income inequality has risen sharply since the 1970s in most advanced economies around the world, and has been blamed for increasingly polarised politics. Thomas Piketty: Capital in the 21st Century Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett: The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger Tony Atkinson: Inequality: What…

September 11, 2019
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Happy Christmas? Shrinkflation trims Quality Street again

Confectioner downsizes tubs from 720g to 650g – with more chocolates and fewer toffees Quality Street is slimming down again for Christmas this year as its new seasonal 650g tubs hit UK supermarket shelves this week, downsized again from 720g last year. Aficionados of the UK’s biggest Christmas confectionery brand are in for further surprises with parent company Nestlé set to reveal that it will be offering more chocolate and…

September 11, 2019
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