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 61: Regional inequality in the UK is the worst in Western Europe

Briefing 61: Regional inequality in the UK is the worst in Western Europe

26 June 2015 The gap between the richest and poorest region in the UK, in terms of disposable income, is the widest in the EU


Briefing 60: Top Universities are dominated by students who went to private school

Briefing 60: Top Universities are dominated by students who went to private school

11 June 2015 Barely half of entrants to Oxford University are state educated, compared to 93% of the wider population


Briefing 59: There are more low-paid workers in the UK than in other advanced economies

Briefing 59: There are more low-paid workers in the UK than in other advanced economies

29 May 2015 A higher percentage of workers earn less than two thirds of median full-time pay in the UK than in most other developed countries


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