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Mind the poverty gap and join Reading’s new equality group

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A NEW group that says it aims to reduce the gap between rich and poor will launch in Reading at the end of January. The Reading Equality Group says it will fuse the latest and best available academic evidence to a growing social movement.

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It also aims to convince the public and policy-makers of the advantages of a fairer UK and, correspondingly, the need to reduce economic inequality in the UK.

The Trust says it has a growing number of supporters and affiliated local groups of volunteers across the country, an active campaign-focused research programme and a vigorous social media presence.

It will launch at a meeting to be held on Wednesday, January 28, from 7.30pm at Reading Friends Meeting House, Church Street in Reading.

Group Co-ordinator Salim Yakub said: “I’m really excited about the launch of this group because I think it will help to educate, advise and inform our knowledge about the reality of inequality in the UK.

“This, in turn, will guide us in the grassroots level social action we decide to take to help make a difference in the lives of many people in our community.”

For details, visit www.equalitytrust.org.uk, call Salim on 07508 096998.

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