Updated UK indicators

On 10th June, the government published its latest Households below average income report, covering the period up to 2006/07.  In summary, the 2006/07 poverty numbers are very similar to those for 2005/06 (the odd change of 100,000 here or there could just be a rounding issue).  The main change seems to be something of a rise in pensioner poverty.  Also, household median income hardly rose at all, so the lack of any reduction in relative poverty is not because the poverty threshold rose.  Obviously, all very disappointing.

Note that the publication of the report does not mean that we will be able to update the analyses on this website any time soon.  Rather, that requires the government to release the underlying survey data to us and they have indicated to us that they will not be able to do this until August or September.  As soon as we receive the survey data from them, we will update all the low income graphs.

 

Updated UK indicators