This infographic originally appeared in the New Statesman's Staggers Blog. Here's an updated version with social mobility data added in.
Please ask your MP to support our Inequality Test, an explicit commitment that the net impact of their manifesto policies will be to reduce the gap between the richest and the rest.
Over the past 30 years, income inequality in the UK has grown at an alarming rate. This infographic shows the extent of this inequality, and how most people would be better off today if we lived in a more equal society.
This documentary, called The Great Leveller, was made for the Channel 4 Equinox series and first screened in 1996 to coincide with the publication of Richard Wilkinson's book Unhealthy Societies: the afflictions of inequality (Routledge 19
This briefing note uses quantitative analysis to explain how the social and economic impact of inequality costs the UK the equivalent over £39 billion every year.
Watch Inequality Briefing's excellent animation on wealth inequality in the UK.
Authors: Robert Costanza, Ida Kubiszewski, Enrico Giovannini, Hunter Lovins, Jacqueline McGlade, Kate E. Pickett, Kristín Vala Ragnarsdóttir, Debra Roberts, Roberto De Vogli, & Richard Wilkinson.
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Many households earn too little to both pay for basic necessities, and to save for an uncertain future, despite working full time.