The class system in England is becoming more entrenched as society increasingly divides between rich and poor and north and south, according to a social atlas published by the School for Advanced Urban Studies (SAUS) at the University of Bristol. (94—24/2—1.1). Britain needs a far-reaching programme of economic and social reforms to avert the damaging consequences of a deepening divide between rich and poor, says the Joseph Rowntree Foundation into Income and Wealth, whose report was published in February. They found that income inequality has grown further and faster during recent years in Britain than in any comparable industrialised country. In July 1994 there were approximately 570,000 Family Credit (FC) recipients. A study from the Policy Studies Institute (PSI) showed that some families entitled to FC do not claim it for a variety of reasons. The number of lone parents receiving FC rose to almost 244,000 in July 1994, a rise of almost 13 per cent since July 1993.