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Inequality between lower and higher income households was worsening before the crisis hit

Marsha de Cordova MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, commenting on the publication of the Resolution Foundation’s report which highlights a new ‘working time inequality’ emerging as the gap between low and high-income households grows, said “This new evidence shows that working time inequality between lower and higher-income households was worsening even before the crisis hit.

“The Government must carry out and publish an Equality Impact Assessment of the financial and social measures it has taken so far to support people through the pandemic.

“It’s vital to prevent lower-income households bearing the brunt of the crisis when they were already doing less paid work than high-income households and many wanted to be doing more.

“With the gap in total hours of paid work between high and low-income households growing, Labour will continue to push for a response that stops families from falling into hardship.”