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 55: Great wealth exists in the UK alongside unimaginable poverty

Briefing 55: Great wealth exists in the UK alongside unimaginable poverty

20 March 2015 Since 2009 executive pay has soared and the number of billionaires has increased, while food bank use has rocketed and pay for ordinary workers has fallen


Briefing 54: The value of cash benefits paid to the rich has gone UP since the recession

Briefing 54: The value of cash benefits paid to the rich has gone UP since the recession

6 March 2015 Between 2007 and 2013, cash benefits paid to the richest fifth of the population increased by 42%. For the poorest fifth, benefits fell by 5%


Briefing 53: Being born into a rich family gives people a headstart in their career

Briefing 53: Being born into a rich family gives people a headstart in their career

20 February 2015 Richer parents can fund valuable unpaid internships for their children, giving them an unfair advantage over those from poorer households


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