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Subtopic: Effects of Taxes and Benefits on Households

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  • Full Report: Household Energy Spending in the UK, 2002-2012 03-Mar-2014
    This short report covers 7 key facts about household energy spending in the UK between 2002 and 2012. It covers the overall average spend on household energy as well as the average spend for the richest and poorest fifths of households. The report also includes comparisons of energy spending for retired and non-retired households and for households in different parts of the UK.
  • Middle Income Households, 1977-2011/12 02-Dec-2013
    This article compares growth in the median income of UK households with GDP per person, and analyses the sources of income and taxation paid by the middle fifth of retired and non-retired households.
  • The Effects of Taxes and Benefits on Household Income, 2011/12 10-Jul-2013
    This bulletin examines how taxes and benefits redistribute income between various groups of households in the UK. The release shows where different types of households are in the income distribution and looks at the changing levels of income and inequality over time.
  • Measuring National Well-being - Children's well-being, 2013 04-Apr-2013
    The article ‘Measuring National Well-being - Children’s Well-being, 2012’ (ONSa) reported children’s views on some aspects of their lives. This was based on data from the first wave of Understanding Society, the UK Household Longitudinal Study (UKHLS).This summary further explores children’s reports of their well-being based on the second wave of the study (UKLS, 2011–12) and provides links to other sources of data about children’s well-being.
  • Middle Income Households, 1977-2010/11 18-Mar-2013
    This short article analyses some of the key trends affecting the incomes of households in the middle of the income distribution. It studies the change in median household income between 1977 and 2010/11 and compares this with changes in GDP per person for both the UK and USA. The article then looks at how the characteristics of the middle fifth of households have changed over time and how the composition of their income has changed during the recent economic downturn and over the longer term.
  • Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK and EU, 2005-2011 16-Jan-2013
    This article examines the extent to which people in the UK were at risk of poverty or social exclusion in 2011 and how this compares with other EU countries and over time.

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