Wealth gap in UK 'widest in 40 years'

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The gap between rich and poor in the UK is as wide as it has been for forty years, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has said in a report.

The JRF found that households in already wealthy areas had become "disproportionately" richer compared to society as a whole.

But the number of "poor" households has risen over the past 15 years.

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