25 July 2022
We have identified a processing error to the dataset for financial year ending 2020. This primarily affected original income, however a range of values across published tables have also been affected.
18 July 2023
Ongoing quality assurance identified a processing error relating to the dataset “The effects of taxes and benefits on household income” for financial year ending 2021. This affected post-tax and final income across a range of published tables. After correcting this minor error, revised UK household post-tax and final income remain within 0.1% of previously reported values. “Effects of taxes and benefits on UK household income: financial year ending 2021” headline statistics show a revised proportion of individuals receiving more in benefits than they paid in taxes of 55.0% (up from the previously reported 54.2%), and a revised Gini coefficient for final income inequality of 29.3 % (down from the previously reported 29.9%), an annual reduction of 1.6 percentage points (originally reported as a 1.0 percentage point reduction). We apologise for any inconvenience.
22 September 2023
A formatting error has been identified in Table 8 impacting indirect taxes as a percentage of gross income. This has since been corrected.
30 May 2019
Data for the financial year ending 2018 are based on person-level analysis, while years previous are based on household-level, and are not directly comparable. Historical tables based on person-level, and household-level separately are published alongside this data
13 March 2020
This page was updated on 5 March 2020 with data for financial year ending 2019 intended for the disposable income release. This has now been corrected and that data can be found at The effects of taxes and benefits on household income, disposable income estimate: 2019.