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 50: In the UK, the rich stay rich and the poor stay poor

Briefing 50: In the UK, the rich stay rich and the poor stay poor

28 November 2014 Equal opportunities depend on more equal outcomes - the UK is more unequal than other countries, meaning fewer people who are born poor become rich


Briefing 49: The poorest 80% of the UK population have seen their share of incomes fall since 1979

Briefing 49: The poorest 80% of the UK population have seen their share of incomes fall since 1979

14 November 2014 The richest are steadily pulling away from everybody else


Briefing 48: The richest 1% of the UK population have as much wealth as the poorest 55% combined

Briefing 48: The richest 1% of the UK population have as much wealth as the poorest 55% combined

31 October 2014 The poorest half of the population have less wealth than the richest 1 per cent


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