How fair is the UK?
We all know what unfairness looks like, but fairness itself has always felt hard to define and hard to measure - until now!
The Fairness Index, launching on 19 October 2022, is a new online tool to explain the nature, causes and consequences of key inequalities in the UK.
It examines five key gaps in British society, linked to the five ‘fair necessities' (essentials, opportunities, reward, exchange and treatment): wealth, education, pay, tax, and health. For each of them, it looks at the gaps between rich and poor and between different groups, and the gaps between reality and public perceptions and preferences.
It puts the statistics into context and explains why the gaps are unfair, how they reinforce each other, and what can be done about them.
The Fairness Index is aimed at a general audience, but is also designed to help social change organisations to build support for their goals by explaining how and why the problems that they seek to address are unfair.