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The rich got richer and the poor got poorer again last year

Posted on: 28th February 2019

The Government’s statistician (the ONS) reported this week that Government policy had helped to widen inequality. Average income for the richest fifth in Britain increased by nearly 5%. The poorest fifth saw income fall by 1.6%. This was mostly caused by Government cuts to tax credits for low paid workers and other cuts in welfare.