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    Liberal Democrat Leader Vince Cable commented:

    “This report reveals just how unequally wealth in the UK is distributed.

    "When the richest 10% of the population are almost 1,000 times wealthier than the poorest 10%, it puts the very existence of social mobility in 21st century Britain into question.

    "Tackling inter-generational inequality and the growing concentration of wealth will require radical solutions, including reforms to the taxation of land, property and inheritance.

    “Our current tax system, by focusing on income rather than wealth, facilitates the accumulation of unearned assets while punishing productive activity by individuals and businesses.

    "The Liberal Democrats are the only party committed to changing this, in order to achieve the fundamental re-balancing our economy so sorely needs."
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    Responding to the Social Mobility Commission's report which has found millions of workers remains trapped in low-paid jobs, Liberal Democrat Deputy Leader Jo Swinson:

    “This report shows that a whole section of society are being failed by this government and remain permanently trapped in low-paid work.

    “This is only being made worse by the Conservatives’ pursuit of an extreme Brexit that is damaging businesses, pushing up prices and hitting the poorest hardest.

    “We urgently need to invest more in education, including adult learning, to improve social mobility and help people escape from poverty.

    “Employment rules must be made fit for the 21st century, to strengthen rights and increase security for workers.”
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