Examining how taxes and benefits redistribute between various groups of households in the UK. The study shows where different types of households and individuals are in the income distribution and looks at the changing levels of income inequality over time.



The United Kingdom Statistics Authority has designated these statistics as National Statistics, in accordance with the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 and signifying compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

Designation can be broadly interpreted to mean that the statistics:

  • meet identified user needs
  • are well explained and readily accessible
  • are produced according to sound methods
  • are managed impartially and objectively in the public interest

Once statistics have been designated as National Statistics it is a statutory requirement that the Code of Practice shall continue to be observed.

Changes to this release date

  • Previous date:
    25 March 2022 09:30
    Reason for change:
    The original date was input in error. This has now been corrected, we apologise for any inconvenience caused.
  • Previous date:
    17 March 2022 09:30
    Reason for change:
    To avoid bank holiday.
  • Previous date:
    16 March 2022 09:30
    Reason for change:
    Further QA required.
  • Previous date:
    31 January 2022 09:30
    Reason for change:
    Further quality assurance of data is required.