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The Equality Trust is a UK registered charity that campaigns against economic and social inequality.


It began as a campaigning organisation founded in 2009 by Bill Kerry, Richard G. Wilkinson and Kate Pickett after the publication of Wikinson and Pickett's book The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better. It became a registered charity in 2015. It is dedicated to reducing income inequality in the UK. It has an office on Holloway Road, North London. and has affiliated local groups across the UK and a network of international equality groups and contacts.

The Trust ran a campaign for greater equality in the lead up to the 2010 United Kingdom general election.[1]

It argues that there is a strong association between low economic growth and inequality.[2]

The Trust was cited by Caroline Lucas as demonstrating "a clear and demonstrable correlation between drug misuse and inequality" and that drug abuse is more common in more unequal countries such as the UK in her campaign for review of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.[3]

The Trust's Executive Director is Dr. Wanda Wyporska.

Wilkinson and Pickett have published a second book, The Inner Level: How More Equal Societies Reduce Stress, Restore Sanity and Improve Everybody's Wellbeing in 2018.


  1. ^ "Equality of life". Red Pepper. December 2009. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  2. ^ "The rich are getting richer – and the economy will suffer". Treasury Insider. 16 October 2014. Archived from the original on 3 November 2014. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Martha Fernback's tragic experience proves the need for drug reform". Guardian. 30 October 2014. Retrieved 3 November 2014.

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