Income Inequality in the UK

Income Inequality in the UK
Inequality Briefing
13.05.14

Income inequality has become an increasingly important political issue in recent months. Our new 3 minute animation outlines the size of the paygap and compares the situation with other European countries, where similar levels of total income are shared much more evenly, meaning that people at the bottom and in the middle have more.

The film highlights how:

• pay for top bosses nearly doubled over the past decade, while ordinary workers wages remained the same
• a FTSE 100 CEO earns four times as much in one year as the average worker does in their entire lifetime
• if total incomes in the UK were divided as evenly as in Denmark or the Netherlands, 99 per cent of households would be better off by nearly £3,000 per year

To watch the film click here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oj2LA8rEqQ4