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.
• Raising household incomes by £1,000 would lead to better outcomes for poorer children than spending an extra £1,000 per child on schools
• Studies show that increasing household incomes would reduce the school achievement gap between rich and poor children, regardless of school or parenting quality
• Differences in income between children are increasingly likely to be mirrored as adults
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