Measuring Inequality

Wealth Tracker 2015

The Equality Trust has today published its annual Wealth Tracker. It aims to make sense of the huge increase in wealth of the richest in society by providing comparisons with recognisable household items and bills. 

This year it finds that the richest 1,000 people have more wealth (£547 billion) than the poorest 40% of households (£452 billion). Last year they saw their wealth increase by a staggering £28.151 billion, the equivalent of £77 million a day, or £893 a second.

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