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May's scorecard on injustices shows no progress

THERESA MAY’s “scorecard” on tackling burning injustices while Prime Minister shows no progress, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) said today.

She announced a new body to monitor government efforts to tackle “deep-seated societal injustices” that she had identified on taking office in 2016, despite having failed to address them herself.

The outgoing PM has stepped up last-minute efforts to leave behind a legacy of policies since announcing her resignation, one example being talks with Chancellor Philip Hammond about boosting education spending by £3 billion a year.

JRF executive director Claire Ainsley said: “Theresa May was right to condemn the ‘burning injustices’ blighting Britain when she took to the steps of Downing Street in 2016, but it is action that counts.

“Our analysis shows no improvement in the injustices she identified during her tenure. More people are being caught by the rising tide of poverty, which disproportionately affects women, black, Asian and ethnic minority people and people with disabilities.

“Our new prime minister can and must put things right for families locked in poverty and bring the country back together. They should commit to giving this new body the status it needs but, most importantly, commit to tackling the social injustices which still burn today.”

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