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The poverty gap: Exposing inequality in the UK

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Our panel will be exploring the UK’s alarming rates of poverty and inequality, and how we can begin the journey to recovery.

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The pandemic has exacerbated economic inequality in the UK, and drawn deep welts of difference between those who can afford to thrive and those who are struggling to survive. The recent government debacle on free school meals has highlighted the devastating effects of child poverty, and homeschooling has revealed inequalities in access to technology, while redundancies are rising at a rate faster than the 2009 economic crisis.

With social security cuts severely impacting mental health, and the government under increasing pressure to do more to tackle inequality, radical action is needed. Our panel will be discussing what more the government should be doing to ensure the physical and mental wellbeing of those living below the poverty line, and how the UK can recover from such significant levels of poverty. Chaired by The Guardian’s social policy editor Patrick Butler, speakers include director of public health, Gateshead Alice Wiseman, and co-founder and CEO of First Love Foundation, Denise Bentley, head teacher, Anderton Park Primary School, Birmingham Sarah Hewitt-Clarkson and Guardian columnist John Harris.

Running time: 60 minutes

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