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.
• The gap between the richest and poorest region in the UK, in terms of disposable income, is the widest in the EU
• Barely half of entrants to Oxford University are state educated, compared to 93% of the wider population
• A higher percentage of workers earn less than two thirds of median full-time pay in the UK than in most other developed countries
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