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

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

The richest 1 per cent of the population have as much wealth as the poorest 55 per cent combined

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Explaining the data

This data is from the Office for National Statistics ‘Wealth in Great Britain, Wave Three’ report covering the years 2010-12 (the most recent period for which data is available). The report can be found online at http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/was/wealth-in-great-britain-wave-3/2010-2012/index.html

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