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Release: Wealth in Great Britain Wave 2, Wealth of the Wealthiest, 2008-10

Released: 03 December 2012


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: Region

This story examines the distribution of private household wealth in Great Britain in 2008/10, focussing specifically on the characteristics of those households in the top 10% of the wealth distribution.

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