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.
• The richest are steadily pulling away from everybody else
• The poorest half of the population have less wealth than the richest 1 per cent
• Many UK regions are at least 20% poorer than the EU average, way below the poorest parts of France, Germany and other countries
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