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.
• Polling shows that an overwhelming majority of people in the UK think that differences in pay between high and low earners are unfair and don't reflect how hard people work
• Reducing the share of total UK income going to the richest 1% to Dutch or Danish levels & sharing the difference across the rest of the population would be worth an extra £2,500 a year to every household
• While the economy has grown by 50% over the last 20 years, pay for those in the middle has only gone up by 20%
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