At this event, speaker set out what we know, and what we need to know, about the very rich in the UK. Using a mixture of data from household surveys and data from tax authorities, the speakers looked at trends in the share of national income that goes to very high earners, the characteristics of those at the top of the income distribution, the importance of income from capital gains, and what we know about wealth inequality.
You can download the slides from each presentation:
- Mike Brewer (University of Essex): Inequality in the UK and the very rich
- Robert Joyce (IFS): The characteristics and incomes of the top 1%
- Andrew Summers (LSE): Capital gains: distribution, law and policy
- Karen Rowlingson (University of Birmingham): How should policy respond to 'the problem of riches'?
- Carys Roberts (IPPR): So what now? Policy, politics and the very rich