The 100 Richest Brits Together Have as Much Money as the Poorest 30 Per Cent of the Entire Country

By Gary Cutlack on at

Those lucky old rich people are continuing to get richer, with research suggesting the top 100 individual British moneybags grew their cash pots by a staggering £25bn last year. The 100 richest Brits have a combined total bank balance of £257bn, more than the estimated £255bn held in savings by the poorest 30 per cent of the UK population.

The stats were dug up by the Equality Trust, which claims the £25bn increase in the cash haul of the wealthiest 100 Brits could pay for 1.75 million people to be kept in work for a year, were they paid an average of the UK's "Living Wage" standard.

But instead, it'll sit in a bank in Luxembourg earning its owners more money as the rest of us struggle to find the money to pay for our next phone bill. [Express]

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