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

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

The richest 100 people in the UK have as much wealth as the poorest 30% of the population

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Explaining the data

Based on research by the Equality Trust following analysis of the Sunday Times richlist and data from the Office of National Statistics. For full details visit http://www.equalitytrust.org.uk/news/wealth-increase-britains-100-richest-would-pay-175-million-living-wage-jobs. 

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