A recent Australian high court case has highlighted a problem that also exists in UK and Ireland.
Research shows that the way meritocracy is discussed can actually curtail opportunities for social mobility.
Loach's latest film tells the story of a man who finds himself caught in a harsh world of uncaring bureaucrats, food banks and benefits cuts.
It could even lead to a loss of low-skilled manufacturing jobs.
As life gets faster and working hours get longer, it's tempting to think the Sandman is paying us ever shorter visits.
The new battle lines on how to leave the EU have been drawn.
The beautiful game has never seemed uglier. But it also can bring joy and togetherness, even to the most desperate.
The UK plays a crucial role in how the European Union engages with African nations. Post referendum, political and diplomatic norms will have to be re-imagined.
A Woking-Cupertino tie-up seems implausible at first glance, but there is plenty up for grabs which could suit both companies.
On September 27, 1956, an atomic mushroom cloud rose above the Maralinga plain - the first of seven British bomb tests. Why was Australia so keen to put UK military interests ahead of its own people?
A number of Australian companies have released tax reports to the public in a bid to show transparency, however those reports are still incomplete.
A disease that we have known about for more than 100 years still defies proper description and a consensus on how to tackle it.
Proposed laws will put corporate executives in the firing line when the law is broken on their watch.
Skepta's Mercury Prize win has put grime – and youth culture – in the spotlight.
The UK's obsession with ramping up prices for one of life's essentials could bring the economic roof down.
The closure of one of London's most famous clubs is part of a bigger and more worrying trend in the city.
The Goodwood Revival is a celebration of classic cars and the art of keeping them on the road and race track. Sadly, it is a dying art.
Arguments about reducing the tax burden of companies tend to get associated with rabid neoliberals. Here's why they needn't be.
But is the data misleading?
Harsh tales of mothers and fathers thrust into the court system as they seek the best treatment for a sick child are a warning.