All companies in the UK which have 250 employes or more now have to publish there gender pay gap. The BBC received some heavy criticism for their gender disparity and many other companies may also be in the firing line. One of the main reasons for the discrepancy is that men occupy more of the […]

Loneliness is not specific to one group, place or time. It can happen to anyone, and the long term effects can be devastating. In terms of mortality, smoking can pose similar health risks.  In certain groups, loneliness may result in more direct and tragic consequences. In the US in 2013, the suicide rate for middle-aged men, […]

When the Uk’s second female Prime Minister, Theresa May, entered Downing Street she stated that the UK could become the “world’s greatest meritocracy”. By definition this is a place where work is rewarded and nothing else; a place where who you know or who you are does not affect your career.  Many people claim that […]

The UK is one of the most unequal countries in Europe when looking at before tax income. The redistributive effect of the benefits system brings the UK up to the European average of income inequality. This is no small change. Before the tax and benefits system redistributes the richest 10% has 24 times the income […]