Inequality in the UK

Inequality has an impact on all aspects of British life. It means that some families are going hungry and that many children are being left behind both in education and society as a whole.

Social mobility is currently at its lowest point in a generation and research shows that those who are born into poverty are likely to stay there. Inequality has been growing for the past 30 years and the current gap between the rich and the poor is the widest it has been since the Second World War.

After the war ended, society grew more equal but in 1980, that trend reversed and since then, wealth and income have become concentrated in the hands of a very few. If the current trends continue, we will have reached Victorian levels of inequality in 20 years.

Inequality Briefing, a non-political organisation, have produced a video looking at how the public’s perception of inequality matches up with the harsh realities faced by many in Britain today.

Watch the video below:

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