Sheffield Fair City Campaign Launch
9.30 – 11.30am, Tuesday 13th January, Arundel Room, Millennium Galleries, Arundel Gate, Sheffield, S1 2PP
The Sheffield Fair City Campaign launch is tomorrow! Speakers at the launch include Beatrix Campbell, a highly regarded writer, playwright, broadcaster and social commentator and Glyn Rhodes, a former professional boxer awarded an MBE in recognition of his services to boxing and young people. Fairness Champions who have signed up to promoting fairness in the city will also be telling their own stories about why fairness matters to them. At the launch you will be able to make a pledge and find out how to become a Fairness Champion. If you wish to book a place just contact the campaign by e mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheffield Benefits Justice Campaign protest against cuts
4.30pm, Wednesday 14 January, outside Sheffield town hall
Since April 2013 Sheffield City Council have increased council tax charges by 23% for the most vulnerable people in the city; resulting in thousands of people being dragged through the courts. More cuts are planned for 2015-16. Whilst cuts have been imposed by Government, this protest calls on Sheffield Council to do more to protect the most vulnerable.
Sheffield Equality Group monthly meeting
Wednesday 4th February, 7pm-9pm at Sheffield Quaker Meeting House, St James St
Sheffield Equality Group chat about income inequality and actions to reduce it in the run up to the general election. Free, donations for tea and biscuits, all welcome.
The not-so-super super-rich
Britain’s top bosses have been hard at work for a week in 2015 now – their pay went over the national average wage for a whole year sometime last Tuesday…
“The UK is leading one global race: it is the only G7 country in which wealth inequality has increased steadily since 2000.” – the New Economics Foundation finds the super-rich are getting richer…
“at the same time as realizing that London is home to so many of the super-rich of the UK and the world it is also important to understand that of any region of the UK London also has the greatest proportion of families living in poverty. It would be hard to find anywhere on the planet where the absolute gaps in wealth between those who have least and those who have most has become as great as the gaps in London now are, and they are growing wider” – the UK according to where the super-rich live…
“Jacques Peretti investigates how the super-rich are transforming Britain. In part one, he looks at why the wealthy were drawn to Britain and meets the super-rich themselves”