There are many different areas to inequality; however inequality in general means the distribution of resources are not equal therefore creating unfair situations. External factors can create inequality such as wealth, social status, education, environment, and gender to name but a few.
Some social groups have more of an advantage than others as resources are easily available. For example, on City Road some citizens can shop in Tesco with a wide variety of products as they have the income (and perhaps the luxury income) to purchase items they want/need; whereas other citizens have not got the same means forcing them to attend City Road food bank for necessities. As shown in City Road Part 1 there are various reasons why citizens attend the food bank such as ‘Man 9’ who lost his wife and family then after seriously injuring himself he eventually lost his job and has been struggling financially so he needs the food bank.
Businesses are also affected by inequality and can change and adapt often. Some businesses have the ability to adapt and ensure they stay in business such as Mark who originally owned a car repair business; however this work slowed down because of competitive car dealerships on the edge of town so Mark managed to adapt his business with his skill in stainless steel and profit from creating specialised work for various clienteles.
On the other hand, different businesses are not as adaptable and may even need to be shut down or change location.