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A tale of two Britains: inequality in the UK, 17/03/14 [E/NI/S/W]

According to Oxfam’s research, the combined wealth of the 12.6 million poorest Britons is still not enough to eclipse that of the country's five wealthiest families.

Between them, the bottom 20 per cent are worth £28 billion but the top five billionaires are valued at almost £30bn. Oxfam is calling on the Chancellor to use the Budget to make a fresh assault on tax avoidance and introduce a living wage.

For full details see the Oxfam website.

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A tale of two Britains: inequality in the UK