Research by Social Statistics staff on food insecurity and the costs of essential goods and services cited in The Independent


Research into food insecurity by Dr. K. Purdam and colleagues in Social Statistics has been cited in The Independent. The research first documented food insecurity back in 2015.

Since this time there has been in increase in food insecurity. An aspect of this is the additional costs people on low incomes can face for essential goods and services.  These costs can include food and also transport and insurance. The research is available to read in the article ‘Measuring the “poverty penalty” in the UK’.

It is notable that the Office for National Statistics has recently announced new approaches to measuring inflation to take account of the impact of households on different incomes.

Read the full article from The Independent: