These publications provide statistics and commentary on living standards in UK households, as determined by disposable income. They include the number and percentage of people living in low-income households, and changes in income patterns over time.
2022 review of the material deprivation questions in the FRS
The DWP, in partnership with independent researchers at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), is conducting a review of the HBAI material deprivation measures and the questions in the Family Resources Survey (FRS). This review, which takes place until Autumn 2022, will ensure that the material deprivation measures continue to make high standards of:
Specifically, this review will explore:
which material deprivation items for families with children, families with working–age adults and families with pensioners should be included in the FRS
what are the advantages and disadvantages of different approaches for determining who is materially deprived
what are the advantages and disadvantages of developing a “core” set of questions for the whole population alongside measures aimed at specific family types
do the advantages of changing the material deprivation items and methodology/methodologies outweigh the disadvantages, for example a break in the time series