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Over the last 30 years, the UK has become one of the most unequal countries in the developed world. The growing divide between the richest and poorest in society is increasingly recognised as a key driver of global economic, social and environmental crisis, but politicians are still reluctant to engage with the subject. NEF's research analyses the economic, social and environmental causes of economic inequality, and its consequences.

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Blog post // December 18, 2014

Why inequality is an economic problem

How snowballing wealth and stagnating wages risk another crisis More

Publication // December 18, 2014

Inequality and financialisation: a dangerous mix

The links between economic inequality and the growth in scale and influence of the financial sector


Publication // July 10, 2014

Addressing economic inequality at root

An overall reduction target and five policy goals for a fairer UK


Blog post // July 9, 2014

This is how we solve economic inequality

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