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In a piece of work commissioned by BBC Radio London 94.9, IFS researchers have analysed the impact on households in London of the changes in taxes and benefits due to come into effect by 2014-15 and announced in the Spending Review or earlier, and researchers at the New Policy Institute (NPI) have analysed the characteristics of poor Londoners.
The key findings of the IFS analysis are:
A household is in poverty if its income, after taxes and housing costs is below 60% of the national median for that year. The median income is the level at the middle of the income distribution - half of people live above it and half below. Key findings of the NPI research are: