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.
• Differences in income between children are increasingly likely to be mirrored as adults
• The richest fifth are more than a hundred times richer than the poorest fifth
• Life expectancy in rich areas is nearly a decade longer than in the poorest parts of the UK
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