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Measuring Inequality

Wealth Tracker 2017

The Equality Trust has today published its annual Wealth Tracker, analysing the extreme wealth of Britain's richest people.

This year it finds that the richest 1,000 people have more wealth than the poorest 40% of households. The 1,000 richest saw their wealth increase by a staggering £82.5 billion last year, the equivalent of £226 million a day, or £2,615 a second.

The Equality Trust has found that this increase in wealth of £82.5 billion could:

Richest 1,000 People Have More Wealth Than Poorest 40%

The Equality Trust has today published its annual Wealth Tracker, analysing the extreme wealth of Britain's richest people.

This year it finds that the richest 1,000 people have more wealth than the poorest 40% of households [1]. The 1,000 richest saw their wealth increase by a staggering £82.5 billion last year, the equivalent of £226 million a day, or £2,615 a second.

UK’s Top Bosses Paid 386 Times The National Living Wage

CEOs in the UK’s top 100  companies now pocket an average of £5.3m* each year, or 386 times that of a worker earning the National Living Wage, according to new analysis by The Equality Trust.

Over two thirds (67%) of FTSE 100 CEOs are paid more than 100 times the average UK salary. Ninety per cent of FTSE 100 CEOs are paid at least 100 times more than the National Living Wage.

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