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.
• Equal opportunities depend on more equal outcomes - the UK is more unequal than other countries, meaning fewer people who are born poor become rich
• The richest are steadily pulling away from everybody else
• The poorest half of the population have less wealth than the richest 1 per cent
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