The richest 1,000 people have more wealth (£547 billion) than the poorest 40% of households (£452 billion). Last year they saw their wealth increase by a staggering £28.151 billion, the equivalent of £77 million a day, or £893 a second, according to the annual Wealth Tracker report by The Equality Trust.
The election campaign is generating new interest in Positive Money's proposals, not least because of the Green Party's manifesto commitment to put money creation in the hands of a new, independent monetary authority.
Britain is facing a mounting housing crisis amid a shortage of supply that the country’s new government will have to address as a priority, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
There is more money in the world than at any other point in human history, so why doesn’t it reach the places that need it most?, asks Fran Boait, Positive Money’s Executive Director in the article published in Open Democracy, 14th April 2015