Four facts that paint a rather different picture of Britain from the one usually told

“I don’t believe it. Prove it to me and I still won’t believe it.” – Douglas Adams: Life, the Universe and Everything

1. Income inequality in the UK is at its lowest since 1986 (source).

2. Wealth is distributed more equally in the UK than in Germany, Norway, Sweden or Holland (source).

3. The proportion of pensioners in poverty is at its lowest for almost thirty years (source).

4. The proportion of our income that goes in direct or indirect taxes in the last four years has been lower than at any time since the way the figures are counted changed in the mid-1970s (source).

Not quite the usual picture that gets told, is it?



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