Progress | Centre-left Labour politics

Author - Kitty Ussher

Class action

We need to think differently about the class divisions in today’s society, says Kitty Ussher Sometimes it feels very un-British to talk about class. But, without it, we struggle to get a handle on the tensions in...

The mantle of credibility

Trust in Labour on the economy was hard won, deserved, then needlessly lost, suggests Kitty Ussher The Blair government won office after 18 years in opposition. Unlike its predecessor Labour governments, it was not met...

Asset to society

What the ONS tells us about assets The distribution of income is, and always has been, an important indicator of fairness. But it is only part of a larger and more relevant story around personal assets. Someone who...

Capital pay

London can afford a higher minimum wage There is something funny going on at the bottom of the pay distribution. Fifteen years ago the pay of the bottom 10 per cent was over a quarter higher in London than the UK...

Hidden in the technicalities

The chancellor is probably sighing with relief that, a mere week after the event, his budget does not appear to have unravelled. Indeed, it seems to have ticked all the relevant boxes: a few giveaways to get some...

Relieving the squeeze

Politicians, particularly of the Labour variety, are keen to demonstrate that they understand the concept of ‘Squeezed Britain’ but have been less forthcoming as to what a correct policy response might be...

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