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.


Briefing 39: Social mobility in the UK is falling

Briefing 39: Social mobility in the UK is falling

17 July 2014 Differences in income between children are increasingly likely to be mirrored as adults


Briefing 38: Most of the UK’s wealth belongs to the richest fifth of the population

Briefing 38: Most of the UK’s wealth belongs to the richest fifth of the population

11 July 2014 The richest fifth are more than a hundred times richer than the poorest fifth


Briefing 37: People in poor areas die younger

Briefing 37: People in poor areas die younger

4 July 2014 Life expectancy in rich areas is nearly a decade longer than in the poorest parts of the UK


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