Inequality has been rising for 30 years. The gap between rich and poor is the widest since the second world war. If current trends continue, we will have reached Victorian levels of inequality in 20 years. Sign up to our weekly email briefings to get the full facts. View wealth inequality video.
• Higher inequality does not make countries richer
• Analysis from the OECD think-tank found that extreme inequality is bad for growth
• The gap between the richest and poorest region in the UK, in terms of disposable income, is the widest in the EU
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