Official Statistics

Changes to DWP Family and Household Income Statistics 2014/15: statistical notice

Statistical notice giving details of proposed changes to future DWP Family and Household income statistics data and publications.

Documents

DWP Family and Household Statistics – changes for 2014/15 publications statistical notice

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Annex A: New format illustrative example – Households Below Average Income 2013/14

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Annex B: New format illustrative example – Pensioners' Incomes Series 2013/14

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Details

This Statistical Notice advises users of proposed changes to future:

  • Households Below Average Income (HBAI)
  • Family Resources Survey (FRS)
  • Pensioners’ Income Series (PI)
  • Income-related benefits: estimates of take-up data and publications

These changes will take effect for the 2014/15 publications, provisionally due at May/June 2016.

There are 2 changes being made. The first change is that variants of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) will replace the use of the Retail Prices Index (RPI) in the HBAI, PI and FRS publication. This is in line with guidance from the UK Statistics Authority and National Statistician.

The second change is that, in line with new standard DWP Statistics reporting practices, we will produce significantly shorter publications for 2014/15. This will enable a focus on commentary and analysis that aid interpretation. All existing publication tables will continue to be available online.

Published 3 May 2016