The UK “cannot duck” tackling inequalities of health, ethnicity, education and jobs post-Covid, a major review has warned.
The report’s chairman, Nobel laureate Sir Angus Deaton, says a lot of work to repair and rebuild the damage will be needed after the pandemic.
The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) Deaton Review of Inequalities warned the fabric of society was under threat.
Launched 18 months ago, the review says Covid-19 worsened existing problems.
The review says there is a “once-in-a-generation opportunity to tackle the disadvantages faced by many that this pandemic has so devastatingly exposed”.
“We now face a set of