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Release: Wealth in Great Britain Wave 2 , Inheritance in Great Britain, 2008/10

Released: 29 October 2013


Matthew Steel

Wealth and Assets Survey

Telephone: +44 (0)1633 455680

Categories: Economy, Personal Finances, Personal Income and Wealth

Frequency of release: Ad-hoc

Language: English

Geographical coverage: GB

Geographical breakdown: Country, GB, Region

Survey name(s): Wealth and Assets Survey

The following article uses data from the first two waves of the Wealth and Assets Survey (WAS) to improve understanding of recent trends in inheritance in Great Britain.

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