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Eight billionaires own as much wealth as half the world population

Oxfam report reveals the wealth gap between richest and poor is even greater than feared.

Oxfam calls on Theresa May to tackle rising UK inequality

Anti-poverty charity said Britain’s richest 1% are 20 times wealthier than the poorest 13 million people.

Six wealthiest countries host less than 9% of world’s refugees

US, China, Japan, Germany, France and UK accommodate just 2.1 million refugees, according to Oxfam report.

More Than 2 Million Londoners Living In Poverty, While 80 Billionaires Live It Up

Worrying levels of wealth inequality and poverty in London are too high and damaging the city's future, say Londoners.

62 People Now Own As Much Wealth As Half The World’s Population

A damning new report highlights the global issue of income inequality, and reveals how 1% now own more than the rest of the world combined.




Tory welfare cuts ‘£3bn deeper than expected’

New figures reveal the freeze on working age benefits will erode household incomes much more deeply than originally forecast.

Corbyn urged to win votes by pledging £10bn more on care for disabled elderly

Fabian Society research identifies shortfall in funding for 1.2 million older people.

Terminally ill to be given priority over benefit underpayments, says McVey

Work and Pensions Secretary vowed to prioritise "any individuals whom we know from our systems to be terminally ill".

Austerity will have cast an extra 1.5m children into poverty by 2021

Lone-parents, disabled children and ethnic minorities will be among worst-hit, says EHRC.

Childcare voucher changes delayed after Commons debate

Government agrees to keep system open for six more months after pressure from Labour.

Reverse universal credit cuts, Iain Duncan Smith tells chancellor

Thinktank says 340,000 people could be taken out of poverty if Philip Hammond takes action.