Last weekend marked the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee where millions of people across the UK and Commonwealth came together to celebrate Her Majesty’s 70-year reign. Sunday, however, was also important for another reason: it was World Environment Day.
A major trades union has exposed a massive gender gap in pension pots; the Prospect Union estimated it to be 38 percent between men and women. That’s more than double the gender pay gap – which is estimated to be 15.4 percent.
Food, fuel and gas prices are all soaring, pushing inflation to a 40-year high of 9 percent. It means hard-pressed consumers are having to spend more of their pay packet on groceries, drinks, clothes and other items; more so than they would have done so one year ago.