One Society draws on a wealth of research which shows that large divides in income at the top and bottom of society – beyond ‘proportional rewards’ – are damaging to our economy and society, not just for those at the bottom, but right the way up. Small increases in equality have the potential to yield significant benefits for society.
One Society works with policy-makers, employers, and other decision-makers and influencers who have significant power to affect rates of income inequality. Our aims are to:
- Establish income inequality as one of the key themes of discourse.
- Establish a recognition that income inequality (rather than just low income) is a problem.
- Secure specific policy changes.
One Society is a project of The Equality Trust.
- Pay Ratios
Aim: A measurable reduction in pay inequality in target sectors.
- Social Mobility
Aim: To ensure policy-makers recognise that social mobility and income inequality are intrinsically linked, and that efforts to improve social mobility must also address the gap between rich and poor.