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Living standards, poverty and inequality in the UK: 2020

Presentation

At this event, IFS researchers present the key findings from their latest flagship annual report on living standards, poverty and inequality in the UK, funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Drawing on the latest official statistics for 2018-19, the event will examine the economic situation that households found themselves in on the eve of the current Covid-19 crisis and how this reflected the long hangover from the previous recession a decade earlier, and will put this in the context of emerging evidence about the economic impacts of the current crisis.

You can watch the presentations below, and download the slides here.

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Report
This report examines how living standards – most commonly measured by households’ incomes – were changing in the UK up to approximately the eve of the current COVID-19 crisis, using the latest official household income data covering years up to 2018–19.