Top Fifth Inherit Over 142 Times More Than Bottom Fifth

New analysis by The Equality Trust of ONS statistics published today has found that the top fifth of inheritors received over 142 times more than the bottom fifth from 2008-10. ONS statistics also revealed that:

  • Just 20% of inheritors receive 76% of the total inheritance given, worth £57 billion
  • Half of inheritors received less than £10,000, while one in 10 got £125,000 or more
  • In 2008-10 around 1.6 million received an inheritance of £1,000 or more, totalling £75 billion.