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The poor are getting poorer, the rich are getting richer

Fri, 04/10/2013 - 12:11 -- nick

The poor are getting poorer while the rich are getting richer, a Guardian study has shown.

The trend is likely to get worse: the Office for Budget Responsibility says that, even though the poorest in the country saw an income rise up to 2012, planned cuts in government spending will see them receive 3.4% less income between 2007 and 2016.

There are three main ways of judging the issue, and all show a downturn in the fortunes of the worst off:

If unemployed can't afford deodorant how will they get work?

Tue, 06/08/2013 - 18:37 -- nick

In the hot weather you might imagine that everyone would be wearing deodorant, but you'd be wrong.

Research by The Grocer magazine has shown that 7% fewer men aged between 17 and 24 are using the odour masker as high youth unemployment leaves a generation less in need of getting 'office-ready', and less able to afford the toiletry.

One-in-twenty has also stopped washing their hair and Kantar Worldpanel, which monitors sales of consumer items, has shown a fall in both anti-perspirant and shampoo sales.

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