Follow us
Publications Commentary Research People Events News Resources and Videos About IFS
Home Events Living standards, poverty and inequality in the UK: 2015

Living standards, poverty and inequality in the UK: 2015

Today, Thursday 16 July, the IFS has published its detailed annual report on living standards, poverty and inequality in the UK, funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. A launch event today will see IFS researchers present their findings.

The report

Living standards, poverty and inequality in the UK: 2015

The report analyses the latest official data on the distribution of income - for 2013-14, published by the Government on 25 June - focusing on what this tells us about changes in average incomes, poverty and inequality since the recession and over the longer term.

The publication looks at the factors driving the changes in incomes and poverty observed, and will look forward to the prospects for the coming years.

See our Incomes in the UK page for updated statistics on living standards, poverty and inequality.

Press release

Nearly two-thirds of children in poverty live in working families

Rising employment between 2009–10 and 2013–14 led to increases in the proportion of children living with working parents. At the same time, falls in real earnings reduced the incomes of working families. These two contrasting trends led to absolute child poverty remaining unchanged overall in this period. However, the proportion of children in poverty living in a working family rose from 54% in 2009–10 to 63% by 2013–14. These are among the findings of a new report by IFS researchers published today: Living Standards, Poverty and Inequality in the UK: 2015, funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Presentations

Jonathan Cribb: Living standards and income inequality: Slides (pdf)

Chris Belfield: Income poverty: Slides (pdf)

Andrew Hood: Arrears and material deprivation: Slides (pdf)

 

 

Speakers

Funded by

Organised by

Find out more

Report
This report analyses government statistics about the distribution of income in the UK (Households Below Average Incomes or HBAI).
Past event
On Wednesday 19 July, IFS researchers will present the key findings from the latest in the series of flagship IFS annual reports on living standards, poverty and inequality in the UK, funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Past event
At this event, IFS researchers will present the key findings from the latest in the series of flagship IFS annual reports on living standards, poverty and inequality in the UK. Funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the report will analyse living standards in the UK up to and including the latest year of data for 2016-17, while setting this in the context of the very latest developments in pay, employment and inflation.