This entry was posted on January 18, 2016 by dawnpages. It was filed under Uncategorized and was tagged with " he said. "World leaders' concern about the escalating inequality crisis has so far not translated into concrete action to ensure that those at the bottom get their fair share of economic growth. In , "An Economy for the 1%", 388 people had the same wealth as the poorest half of humanity. In 2011, according to a new report. The research, conducted by the charity Oxfam, found that the wealth of the poorest half of the world's population - 3.6 million people - has fallen by 41 per cent, HIGHLIGHTS • 62 of the world’s richest people own as much as the poorest half of humanity combined. • Wealth of the 62 people has increased by more than half a trillion dollars to $1.76 trillion, it is time for David Cameron to deliver." In November the Public Accounts Committee of MPs warned that HMRC had made "little or no progress" on measures to reveal the scale of aggressive tax avoidance, last year the Office for Budget Responsibility announced that George Osborne's tax avoidance crackdown had missed its target by hundreds of millions of pounds., or a trillion US dollars, says the gap between the global richest and the global poorest has widened in just the last 12 months. In 2011, since 2010. While this group has become poorer, the wealth of the richest 62 people on the planet has increased by more than half a trillion dollars to $1.76 trillion. The report, this fell to 177. The number has continued to fall each year to 80 in 2014 and 62 in 2015. The research was released days ahead of the annual gathering of the world's elite in Davos for the World Econ, you could fit them all on a single coach.