Inequality in the UK
23% of wealth of the UK was owned by 1% of its population while the richest 10% owned more than half. The wealthiest 50% own 94% of wealth. This means that the 40% of the "richest" half of the population own less than a quarter of wealth and half of use have 6%. Statistics show that the wealthy have got wealthier over the last ten years (Social Trends 35, Office for National Statistics (2005), Table 5.25)
Remember, that is declared wealth. The Office for National Statistics does not know the correct figures on wealth as much of it is in investments. The trend is clear -- as in America, more and more wealth to be transferred to the richest 1% of the population. The gains of "economic growth" are not "trickling down," unsurprisingly given large disparities of power such wealth brings.