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 45: Households would be better off in a more equal economy

Briefing 45: Households would be better off in a more equal economy

19 September 2014 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


Briefing 44: Ordinary people are not getting a fair share of the proceeds of economic growth

Briefing 44: Ordinary people are not getting a fair share of the proceeds of economic growth

5 September 2014 While the economy has grown by 50% over the last 20 years, pay for those in the middle has only gone up by 20%


Briefing 43: The poorest regions of the UK are the poorest in Northern Europe

Briefing 43: The poorest regions of the UK are the poorest in Northern Europe

22 August 2014 GDP per head in the poorest UK regions is lower than any region of France, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Austria, Ireland, Sweden, Finland or Denmark


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