The interesting named Wealth in Great Britain Wave 2 , Wealth of the Wealthiest, 2008-10 is out today from the ONS. Their headlines are:
- The wealthiest tenth of households owned more than 40% of overall wealth and were over 850 times wealthier than the least wealthy tenth of households
- A household required total wealth greater than £967,000 to belong to the wealthiest 10% of the distribution
- The south-east of England had the highest percentage of ‘wealthy’ households
The Equality Trust have said lots on the benefits of a more equal society. No sign of one here though.