Inequality in the UK

Fact checks focused on homelessness, poverty, inequality and social mobility

15 September 2017

Was the private sector hit hardest by the recession?

Private sector wages dropped much more rapidly than public sector wages during the recession. They began recovering as public sector wages slowed. In recent years the gap between the two …

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Was the private sector hit hardest by the recession?
19 July 2017

Are most working age people in poverty also in work?

People in poverty have been increasingly likely to be in a family where someone has a job.

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Are most working age people in poverty also in work?
19 July 2017

Income tax cuts for basic rate payers

Increases to the income tax personal allowance have taken millions out of income tax, although those on low incomes have been hit elsewhere.

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Income tax cuts for basic rate payers
5 June 2017

Ask Full Fact: have the Conservatives redefined child poverty?

The Conservative government hasn’t redefined child poverty, in terms of changing what’s counted or how it’s counted. But it did change the target.

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Ask Full Fact: have the Conservatives redefined child poverty?
30 May 2017

SNP Manifesto: Future child poverty

Child poverty is projected to rise on a number of measures by 2021.

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SNP Manifesto: Future child poverty
30 May 2017

SNP Manifesto: Working poverty

67% of children in poverty live in a household where at least one person is working, according to official figures.

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SNP Manifesto: Working poverty
16 May 2017

Labour Manifesto: Food banks

We've factchecked claims from Jeremy Corbyn's speech at the Labour party manifesto launch.

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Labour Manifesto: Food banks
16 May 2017

Labour Manifesto: Child poverty

We've factchecked claims from Jeremy Corbyn's speech at the Labour party manifesto launch.

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Labour Manifesto: Child poverty
16 May 2017

Labour Manifesto: Rich and Poor

We've factchecked claims from Jeremy Corbyn's speech at the Labour party manifesto launch.

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Labour Manifesto: Rich and Poor
15 May 2017

Fifty years of income inequality

We're richer than we were 55 years ago and fewer people live on very low incomes. But the gap between rich and poor has widened, and income inequality is generally …

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Fifty years of income inequality

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