This video from Britain says about itself:
Income inequality in the UK
12 May 2014
The UK is one of the most unequal countries in the developed world. The gap between pay at the top and bottom is huge. Living standards for everyone – apart from those at the very top – remain squeezed. But we argue, it doesn’t have to be like this.
From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Shameful wealth gap grows by a third
THE wealth gap between Britain’s richest and poorest households has grown by a third since 2006, new figures revealed yesterday.
The wealthiest 10 per cent of households in Britain held a massive £5 trillion of assets in 2012-14, compared with only £5.7 million belonging to the bottom 10 per cent — a gap of more than £4.9 trn.
This is an increase of 34 per cent on 2006-08, when the gap was £3.7 trn.
The figures were published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) as part of a survey of the nation’s wealth.
It described the distribution of assets in Britain as “highly skewed towards the top,” with the richest 10 per cent of households holding 45 per cent of the country’s wealth.
By contrast, the poorest 10 per cent of households account for less than 0.5 per cent.
“It is making Britain more and more unequal, with those who are already rich moving even further ahead of the typical family.”
We are nearing 2016, the year when the richest 1 percent of humanity will own more than the rest of the world, according to projections made by the nongovernmental organization Oxfam. This is up from the 1 percent owning 44 percent of the world’s wealth in 2010 and 48 percent in 2014. If current trends continue, the 1 percent will own 54 percent by 2020: here.