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We are often told that today in Britain we live in a classless society. We don’t. Or that we are all middle- class now. We are not. Sure, the visibility and clear cuteness of class may have faded slightly, but it’s still very much about. 

Here the guide to class in Britain. 

UNDER CLASS

* Long-term unemployment 
* Social housing 
* Compulsory state-education only
* No savings 
* Rely on welfare for survival 

WORKING POOR CLASS

* Insecure, low wage, unskilled work 
* Zero hour contract, cash in hand
* Rented, shared housing 
* Compulsory state-education, sometimes college 
* Small savings 
* Rely on welfare top ups to make ends meet. 

TRADITIONAL WORKING CLASS 

* Skilled manufacturing sector or manual work. (Steelworkers, production- assembly lines, mining, warehouse work, construction and tradesmen) 
* Rented or mortgage housing 
* State-education then apprenticeships 
* Small to moderate savings 

MODERN WORKING CLASS 

•'Front of the house' work (Retail, Care Work, Call Centre, Sales) 
* Rented or mortgage housing
* State education into further education, apprenticeship or university 
* Small to moderate savings 

LOWER MIDDLE CLASS

* Office work and middle management and public sector. 
* Mostly mortgage housing 
* State educated, university and further education 
* Moderate savings 

MIDDLE CLASS

* Professional high ranking jobs (Doctors, Architects, Lawyers) 
* Suburban living, small mortgage or outright owner
* Good state or private education and herd- effect to university
* Notable savings 

UPPER MIDDLE CLASS 

* High management, CEO, The financial sector
* Multiple properties, outright owner 
* Private education at notable schools, herd- effect to university
* Inherited wealth, and large savings 

ARISTOCRACY 

* Socialites, don’t work 
* Large estates, owned outright 
* Top private education, top university 
* Inherited wealth and large savings 

OLIGARCH CLASS

* Live of interest (From new money) 
* Properties as capital/ nest investment 
* Private education often abroad 
* Huge savings invested in stocks and properties. 

Where do you put yourself?

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