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Briefing 65: Privately educated children earn more than state-educated children with the same grades

Briefing 65: Privately educated children earn more than state-educated children with the same grades

30 October 2015 Where you go to school influences how much you earn, regardless of what grade you get!


Briefing 64: There are more disadvantaged children in Britain than in many other advanced economies

Briefing 64: There are more disadvantaged children in Britain than in many other advanced economies

16 October 2015 A higher proportion of UK children grow up in households with incomes well below the national median, while more young people in the UK are not in education, employment or training


Briefing 63: Reducing inequality doesn’t harm the economy

Briefing 63: Reducing inequality doesn’t harm the economy

24 July 2015 Higher inequality does not make countries richer


Briefing 62: Rising inequality has reduced the UK’s economic growth

Briefing 62: Rising inequality has reduced the UK’s economic growth

10 July 2015 Analysis from the OECD think-tank found that extreme inequality is bad for growth


Briefing 61: Regional inequality in the UK is the worst in Western Europe

Briefing 61: Regional inequality in the UK is the worst in Western Europe

26 June 2015 The gap between the richest and poorest region in the UK, in terms of disposable income, is the widest in the EU


Briefing 60: Top Universities are dominated by students who went to private school

Briefing 60: Top Universities are dominated by students who went to private school

11 June 2015 Barely half of entrants to Oxford University are state educated, compared to 93% of the wider population


Briefing 59: There are more low-paid workers in the UK than in other advanced economies

Briefing 59: There are more low-paid workers in the UK than in other advanced economies

29 May 2015 A higher percentage of workers earn less than two thirds of median full-time pay in the UK than in most other developed countries


Briefing 58: The richest get richer, the poorest get poorer

Briefing 58: The richest get richer, the poorest get poorer

15 May 2015 When taking inflation and spending habits into account alongside incomes, standards of living have declined for the poor but improved for the rich


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


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


Briefing 52: Pay for top bosses is growing 5 times faster than for most UK workers

Briefing 52: Pay for top bosses is growing 5 times faster than for most UK workers

6 February 2015 Pay for Chief Executives of FTSE 350 companies has increased more than twice as fast as company profits... and around five times as fast as pay for the average UK worker


Briefing 51: Poorer Children are already disadvantaged before they even start school

Briefing 51: Poorer Children are already disadvantaged before they even start school

16 January 2015 Differences in income hinder children's progress from a very young age


Briefing 50: In the UK, the rich stay rich and the poor stay poor

Briefing 50: In the UK, the rich stay rich and the poor stay poor

28 November 2014 Equal opportunities depend on more equal outcomes - the UK is more unequal than other countries, meaning fewer people who are born poor become rich


Briefing 49: The poorest 80% of the UK population have seen their share of incomes fall since 1979

Briefing 49: The poorest 80% of the UK population have seen their share of incomes fall since 1979

14 November 2014 The richest are steadily pulling away from everybody else


Briefing 48: The richest 1% of the UK population have as much wealth as the poorest 55% combined

Briefing 48: The richest 1% of the UK population have as much wealth as the poorest 55% combined

31 October 2014 The poorest half of the population have less wealth than the richest 1 per cent


Briefing 47: The poorest regions in the UK are the poorest in Northern Europe

Briefing 47: The poorest regions in the UK are the poorest in Northern Europe

16 October 2014 Many UK regions are at least 20% poorer than the EU average, way below the poorest parts of France, Germany and other countries


Briefing 46: Most people think that differences in pay between high and low earners are unfair

Briefing 46: Most people think that differences in pay between high and low earners are unfair

3 October 2014 Polling shows that an overwhelming majority of people in the UK think that differences in pay between high and low earners are unfair and don't reflect how hard people work


Briefing 45: Households would be better off in a more equal economy

Briefing 45: Households would be better off in a more equal economy

19 September 2014 Reducing the share of total UK income going to the richest 1% to Dutch or Danish levels & sharing the difference across the rest of the population would be worth an extra £2,500 a year to every household


Briefing 44: Ordinary people are not getting a fair share of the proceeds of economic growth

Briefing 44: Ordinary people are not getting a fair share of the proceeds of economic growth

5 September 2014 While the economy has grown by 50% over the last 20 years, pay for those in the middle has only gone up by 20%


Briefing 43: The poorest regions of the UK are the poorest in North West Europe

Briefing 43: The poorest regions of the UK are the poorest in North West Europe

22 August 2014 GDP per head in the poorest UK regions is lower than any region of France, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Austria, Ireland, Sweden, Finland or Denmark


Briefing 42: Incomes increased for the richest last year, but fell for everyone else

Briefing 42: Incomes increased for the richest last year, but fell for everyone else

8 August 2014 The richest fifth of the UK population saw their incomes increase by £940 in 2013. But incomes were down by £250 for the other 80% of the population... and by £381 for the poorest fifth


Briefing 41: Increasing family incomes improves children’s achievement in school

Briefing 41: Increasing family incomes improves children’s achievement in school

31 July 2014 Raising household incomes by £1,000 would lead to better outcomes for poorer children than spending an extra £1,000 per child on schools


Briefing 40: Poorer children do worse in school because they are poorer

Briefing 40: Poorer children do worse in school because they are poorer

25 July 2014 Studies show that increasing household incomes would reduce the school achievement gap between rich and poor children, regardless of school or parenting quality


Briefing 39: Social mobility in the UK is falling

Briefing 39: Social mobility in the UK is falling

17 July 2014 Differences in income between children are increasingly likely to be mirrored as adults


Briefing 38: Most of the UK’s wealth belongs to the richest fifth of the population

Briefing 38: Most of the UK’s wealth belongs to the richest fifth of the population

11 July 2014 The richest fifth are more than a hundred times richer than the poorest fifth


Briefing 37: People in poor areas die younger

Briefing 37: People in poor areas die younger

4 July 2014 Life expectancy in rich areas is nearly a decade longer than in the poorest parts of the UK


Briefing 36: The UK has become one of the most unequal countries in the world

Briefing 36: The UK has become one of the most unequal countries in the world

27 June 2014 Share of total income going to the richest 1% has grown faster in the UK than in most other advanced economies


Briefing 35: The Poor cannot afford to eat as healthily as the rich

Briefing 35: The Poor cannot afford to eat as healthily as the rich

20 June 2014 Poor people spend a much higher proportion of their income on food than richer households, yet still struggle to afford a healthy diet


Briefing 34: People in the UK cannot afford to eat

Briefing 34: People in the UK cannot afford to eat

13 June 2014 Though the UK's total wealth is amongst the highest in the world, many people across the country cannot afford to eat


Briefing 33: Poor households spend more of their income on fuel than the richest

Briefing 33: Poor households spend more of their income on fuel than the richest

4 June 2014 The poorest 20% spend an average 11% of household income on energy. The richest 20% spend just 3%


Briefing 32: Reducing the gap between rich and poor more popular than cutting immigration or tax

Briefing 32: Reducing the gap between rich and poor more popular than cutting immigration or tax

30 May 2014 More survey respondents said it is important for government to reduce the gap between rich and poor than said it was important to cut tax or immigration


Briefing 31: Most people want the Government to cut the gap between rich and poor

Briefing 31: Most people want the Government to cut the gap between rich and poor

16 May 2014 Polling shows that an overwhelming majority of the public support Government action to reduce inequality


Briefing 30: The 100 richest people in the UK are as rich as the poorest 19 million

Briefing 30: The 100 richest people in the UK are as rich as the poorest 19 million

9 May 2014 The 100 richest people in the UK are worth around £257 billion - that's about the same as the poorest 19 million, roughly 30% of the population, combined


Briefing 29: Pay has grown more quickly for the super-rich than low-paid workers

Briefing 29: Pay has grown more quickly for the super-rich than low-paid workers

2 May 2014 If the Minimum wage had grown at the same rate as CEO pay over the past 15 years, it would be £9 per hour higher


Briefing 28: It would take the average worker 158 years to earn what a FTSE 100 CEO makes in a year

Briefing 28: It would take the average worker 158 years to earn what a FTSE 100 CEO makes in a year

25 April 2014 Based on a UK average salary of £27,000, most people would have to work until the year 2172 to earn what a typical FTSE100 CEO makes in a year


Briefing 27: A CEO earns the UK average salary in just three days

Briefing 27: A CEO earns the UK average salary in just three days

17 April 2014 It takes a FTSE 100 CEO just three days to earn the average UK workers' annual salary of £27,000


Briefing 26: Almost one third of wealth in the UK is inherited, not earned

Briefing 26: Almost one third of wealth in the UK is inherited, not earned

11 April 2014 Wealth in the UK is unequal because some people inherit so much more than others


Briefing 25: Top jobs are dominated by people who went to private school

Briefing 25: Top jobs are dominated by people who went to private school

4 April 2014 Just 7% of people were educated privately, but they form a majority of certain top professions


Briefing 24: The people who need the least help, get the most

Briefing 24: The people who need the least help, get the most

28 March 2014 The highest earners are more likely to have received financial support from their parents


Briefing 23: Housing is unaffordable for most people in normal jobs

Briefing 23: Housing is unaffordable for most people in normal jobs

20 March 2014 The housing costs for a rented one-bedroom flat in England's four biggest cities are now more than many skilled workers can afford


Briefing 23: Explaining the data

Briefing 23: Explaining the data

20 March 2014 How we calculated the figures in Briefing 23


Briefing 22: Most first-time house-buyers depend on the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’

Briefing 22: Most first-time house-buyers depend on the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’

14 March 2014 Young people now need wealthy parents if they want to own their own home


Briefing 21: millions of children go without essential items

Briefing 21: millions of children go without essential items

7 March 2014 Research shows that children have to cope without everyday items that most people would consider basic necessities


Briefing 20: How big a problem are never-working households?

Briefing 20: How big a problem are never-working households?

28 February 2014 There are only a tiny number of families where nobody has ever worked


Briefing 1: Who Has What?

Briefing 1: Who Has What?

11 October 2013


Data from the video

Data from the video

7 October 2013 Find out exactly where the data came from, download the full polling results and the official report.


Why make the video…

Why make the video…

7 October 2013 Last year a video was launched in the US, this video told a story of what had happened to inequality over the last 30 years. This video showed a massive gap between how unequal people thought the US was, and how unequal it really was. This video went viral.


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