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If we want to tackle inequality, we can’t just discuss work—we have to look at who owns capital

We need to spread capital ownership to build an economy that works for everyone

By Carys Roberts  

Labour and the Conservatives are currently searching for an answer to different questions: how to transform the economy on the one hand, and restore support among the under-45s on the other.  Surprisingly perhaps, part of the answer to both lies in the same approach: to get serious about reshaping the distribution of capital and wealth in the economy.

In a discussion paper for the IPPR’s Commission on Economic Justice, we have looked at the dimensions and drivers of increasing wealth inequality in the UK today. Our research shows that the wealthiest ten…

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