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December 2008

New reports

Our latest UK-wide report was published on 8 December.

View the full report as PDF

View the executive summary as PDF

View the summary as a web page

Updated UK indicators

Updated Scotland indicators

Updated Wales indicators

Updated Northern Ireland indicators

Updated European indicators

November 2008

New reports

Our latest annual Scottish analysis was published on 10th November.

View the analysis as a web page

View the analysis as PDF

On the same day, on behalf of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, we published a report on how the problems of in-work poverty should be addressed.

View the report as PDF

Updated UK indicators

Updated Scotland indicators

Updated Wales indicators

Updated Northern Ireland indicators

Updated rural England indicators

Updated local area data

Website design overhaul

The whole website has been re-designed such that all the pages are now wider than before (1024 pixels rather than 800 pixels).  The great advantage of this is that it makes the graphs bigger and therefore easier to read.  The disadvantage is that it makes the pages more difficult to navigate when using a very low resolution screen (i.e. 800 by 600).  We therefore decided that the changeover should only happen when three other things had happened, namely that the major news sites (BBC Online, etc) had moved to wider pages, that fewer than 5% of our visitors had very low resolution screens, and that these visitors spent on average less than half the time per visit than other visitors.  All three of these things have now happened and hence we have implemented the change.

As part of this re-design, all the indicators have been re-numbered to get rid of the alphabetic suffices that have grown up over time.

Finally, many of the menus have been re-written so that they are dynamically generated by Javascript rather than statically defined using 'includes'.  This should make the pages somewhat faster to load as only the relevant parts of the menu will now be loaded with each page.  Clearly, the small number of visitors who have disabled Javascript may find that this causes them difficulties but as the previous version also included some Javascript they were probably already having some difficulties.  One of the issues with making these sorts of technical changes is checking that the result works with the range of browsers that people use and the new version has been extensively tested with both Internet Explorer and Firefox.

If any of the changes above create any problems for you, please email us at info@poverty.org.uk and we'll see if we can doing anything to help.

October 2008

Updated UK indicators

Updated Scotland indicators

Updated Wales indicators

Updated Northern Ireland indicators

Updated rural England indicators

Updated local area data

September 2008

Updated UK indicators

Updated Scotland indicators

Updated Wales indicators

Updated Northern Ireland indicators

Updated rural England indicators

Updated local area data

August 2008

Updated UK indicators

Updated Scotland indicators

Updated Wales indicators

Updated Northern Ireland indicators

Updated rural England indicators

Updated local area data

July 2008

Report on fuel poverty

Updated UK indicators

Updated Scotland indicators

Updated Wales indicators

Updated Northern Ireland indicators

Updated rural England indicators

June 2008

On 10th June, the government published its latest Households below average income report, covering the period up to 2006/07.  In summary, the 2006/07 poverty numbers are very similar to those for 2005/06 (the odd change of 100,000 here or there could just be a rounding issue).  The main change seems to be something of a rise in pensioner poverty.  Also, household median income hardly rose at all, so the lack of any reduction in relative poverty is not because the poverty threshold rose.  Obviously, all very disappointing.

Note that the publication of the report does not mean that we will be able to update the analyses on this website any time soon.  Rather, that requires the government to release the underlying survey data to us and they have indicated to us that they will not be able to do this until August or September.  As soon as we receive the survey data from them, we will update all the low income graphs.

Updated UK indicators

Updated Wales indicators

Updated Northern Ireland indicators

May 2008

Updated UK indicators

Updated Scotland indicators

Updated Wales indicators

Updated Northern Ireland indicators

Updated European indicators

April 2008

Updated UK indicators

Updated Scotland indicators

Updated Wales indicators

Updated Northern Ireland indicators

Updated rural England indicators

Updated European indicators

Updated local authority district data

March 2008

Updated UK indicators

Updated Scotland indicators

Updated Wales indicators

Updated Northern Ireland indicators

Updated rural England indicators

All the local authority analysis have been updated for DEFRA's new rural/urban classification system.  These comprise:

Updated local authority district data

February 2008

Updated UK indicators

Updated Scotland indicators

Updated Wales indicators

Updated Northern Ireland indicators

January 2008

Updated UK indicators

Updated Scotland indicators

Updated Wales indicators

Updated Northern Ireland indicators

Updated European Union indicators

Updated rural England indicators

All the local authority analysis have been updated for DEFRA's new rural/urban classification system.  These comprise:

Updated local authority district data

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