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Poverty and inequality in Britain: 2006


This Commentary provides an update on trends in poverty and inequality in Great Britain, based on the latest official government statistics. It uses the same approach to measuring incomes and poverty in Great Britain as the government employs in its Households Below Average Income (HBAI) publication.

For further analysis, see also:

Initial analysis of HBAI figures

Lone parents and tax credits

Click here to access data on living standards, poverty and inequality since 1961 and to view our other annual reports on the topic.

Deaton inequality website

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Press release
Slow growth in average living standards, but a rapid fall in pensioner poverty, are amongst the findings revealed in a new report today.