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Correction See correction
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.
18 July 2023 09:30