England’s universities get most of their income through tuition fees, and they can charge much higher fees to international students.
Energy bill discounts have failed to meet the scale of the problem, research shows.
The fanfare and hype around the results risks obscuring the big picture.
In general, an ageing population puts added pressure on the working-age population to be more productive – just to maintain total output – amid growing fiscal constraints.
Cutting wealth inequality could curb the super-rich’s disproportionate share of emissions.
The World Economic Forum was once about spreading wealth. But in the past three years, the wealth of the world’s top five billionaires has more than doubled while 60% of humanity has grown poorer.
Years of political turbulence, economic shocks and the failure to ‘level up’ as pledged have turned English devolution into a key political and constitutional issue
Risk-based taxes set tax rates based on the risk to health of tobacco and nicotine by relying on scientific evidence.
Perceptions of extreme inequality undermine peoples’ belief that the economy is working for them. This, in turn, dampens their aspirations to improve their economic lot.
It’s now common knowledge loans and gifts from family are a large part of breaking into the housing market. But how is parental financial support being used in other areas?
A nine-year study shows local projects to tackle inequality can themselves cause inequalities among the people who get involved.
Australia’s tax and transfer systems do less to redistribute income than those in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and New Zealand.
Society’s wealthiest are responsible for generating climate change – but who are these people, and why are their emissions so high?
Single parents need support, not stigma.
Changes in the law will ensure that companies can’t go on ignoring inequalities in earnings and wealth in South Africa.
A new study discredits the belief that most Australians have little understanding or interest in their superannuation.
Algorithms have been blamed for dividing society. What if they could support social cohesion instead?
President Cyril Ramaphosa tried to foster social cohesion in his speeches during a pandemic that had exposed the nation’s divisions.
With its IPPO partners, The Conversation is addressing some of the biggest policy challenges.
The transition to net zero emissions is under grave threat if governments do not do more to address the potential unfairness of some climate policies.