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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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Publication // July 10, 2014

Addressing economic inequality at root

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

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Blog post // July 9, 2014

This is how we solve economic inequality

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Publication // July 1, 2014

Reducing economic inequality as a Sustainable Development Goal

Measuring up the options for beyond 2015

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Blog post // June 9, 2014

Is inequality intensifying the housing crisis?

Our new paper finds strong links between the growing income gap and rising house prices More