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 57: Top pay increases are way out of proportion to company performance

Briefing 57: Top pay increases are way out of proportion to company performance

24 April 2015 Britain's top executives are supposed to be paid according to how their companies perform - but pay in recent years has increased far more quickly than performance


Briefing 56: the gap between the richest and poorest region in the UK is the biggest in Europe

Briefing 56: the gap between the richest and poorest region in the UK is the biggest in Europe

10 April 2015 The gap in GDP-per-head between inner London and West Wales and the Valleys or Cornwall is bigger than the gap between the richest and poorest region in any other EU country


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


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