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.
Click here to access data on living standards, poverty and inequality since 1961 and to view our other annual reports on the topic.
Research Fellow University of Essex and Resolution Foundation
Mike is a Research Fellow of the IFS and a Professor of Economics at the Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex.
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Alissa is an IFS Research Fellow and a Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for Longitudinal Studies at the UCL Institute of Education.
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Andrew is a Research Associate at the IFS and an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania.
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Jonathan is a Research Fellow at the IFS and a Technical Specialist in the Economics Department at the Financial Conduct Authority.
Brewer, M et al. (2005). Poverty and inequality in Britain: 2005. London: IFS. Available at: https://ifs.org.uk/publications/poverty-and-inequality-britain-2005 (accessed: 11 December 2023).
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