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.


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


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