Leading research associates from the Policy Institute at King’s College London have released a new report exploring attitudes to inequality types in light of the Covid-19 crisis. The report states public perception of inequality is vital to the functioning of societies, economies, and politics. If inequality is seen to be growing or unfair this can undermine faith in political and economic systems as a whole.
The pandemic has exposed a multitude of existing inequalities across genders, ages, races, income, social classes and places. Although the pandemic has affected us all, it has not affected us equally, and people recognise those most vulnerable in society have been impacted the most.
There is general support for the government to address economic inequalities. What form of action this takes differs across political views, and this division could mean no urgent demand for change or support, beyond the one-off or short term interventions established in response to the pandemic.
Read the full report here
This report will contribute to the Institute for Fiscal Studies Deaton review of Inequalities in the 21st Century.
Supporting the Third Sector through COVID-19
A series of documents and updates regarding the 2014 to 2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Programme and the response to COVID-19 can be accessed here.
As ever, our dedicated CSI Representatives are here to understand and unpack the issues that the third sector is facing within the current ESIF programme which are affecting their ability to use European funds effectively.
So that we can raise these issues at government level on your behalf and pro-actively work for solutions, we’re asking Third Sector organisations to tell us their experiences using these funds, in light of the outbreak of COVID-19. Please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org