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Tim Stacey is Senior Policy and Research Adviser at the Equality Trust.
Rather than fiddling at the margins, the government should just reverse its tax cuts for the wealthy.
Public ownership of the railways won't do very much for inequality. But greater public spending on buses just might, says Tim Stacey.
What government chooses to subsidise - trains - and what it chooses to cut - buses - says more about its commitment to reducing inequality than any number of press releases and warm words.
Ukip's tax announcements are ostensibly to help blue-collar workers, but the wealthy would gain the most from them.
We need to reform regressive taxes, not progressive ones.
The coalition boasts that it's reduced inequality, but actually no government policy in the last 30 years has actually come close to bringing it down to average OECD levels.