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News releases this week remind us that the rich are getting richer and the rest of us… are not. The Institute for Fiscal Studies reveals that the median British income fell 3 per cent last year, while the High Pay Commission tells us the richest 0.1 per cent of Britons (that’s just 47,000 individuals) now take home almost 5 per cent of the entire national income. If the trend continues, we will soon return to Victorian levels of inequality.


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