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dc.contributor.authorDransfield, Sarah*
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-17T11:50:18Zen
dc.date.available2014-03-17T11:50:18Zen
dc.date.issued2014-03-17
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/314152
dc.description<p>Inequality is a growing problem in the UK. While austerity measures in Britain continue to hit the poorest families hardest, a wealthy elite has seen their incomes spiral upwards, exacerbating income inequality which has grown under successive governments over the last quarter of a century.</p> <p>Today, the five richest families in the UK are wealthier than the bottom 20 per cent of the entire population. That&rsquo;s just five households with more money than 12.6 million people &ndash; almost the same as the number of people living below the poverty line in the UK.</p> <p>Starting with this week&rsquo;s Budget, the government needs to re-balance the books by raising revenues from those who can afford it - by clamping down on companies and individuals who avoid paying their fair share of tax and by starting to explore greater taxation of extreme wealth &ndash; rather than relying on cuts to services that have a disproportionate impact on the poorest in society, some 13 million people who are currently classed as living below the poverty line.</p>en_US
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dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.publisherOxfam GBen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/a-tale-of-two-britains-inequality-in-the-uk-314152
dc.subjectEconomics
dc.subjectInequality
dc.titleA Tale of Two Britains: Inequality in the UKen_US
dc.typeMedia briefingen_US
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use. Can be shared outside Oxfam.en_US
oxfam.subject.countryUnited Kingdomen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordFinanceen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordUK povertyen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordInequalityen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordPoverty in the UKen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordTaxationen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordWelfareen_US
dc.year.issuedate2014en_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-17T17:54:36Z


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