Skip to main content

Poverty: Statistics

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN HL1353, tabled on 5 February 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are planning to adopt the Social Metrics Commission's measurement of poverty across all departments following the Department for Work and Pensions' commitment in May 2019 to develop experimental statistics using that Commission's measurement; and whether they have any further information on this issue.

Answered on

4 March 2020

In May 2019 the Government announced that it would develop a new experimental poverty statistic.

The Department aims to publish these statistics in the second half of 2020 and this work is ongoing.