Economic inequality and racial inequalities in the UK

Author: Omar Khan, Runnymede Trust

Date: 21/01/2019

Inequality has risen up the public and policy agenda. While there is some dispute about how far inequality has risen or fallen in the past decade in Britain, there is increasing recognition that inequality has significant economic, social and political costs.


This report focuses on what we know about how economic and wider social inequalities affect black and minority ethnic people in the UK. It will also consider if and how a range of policy changes could address these racial inequalities, within a wider context of addressing how the economy might better address inequality more broadly.