Personal Income: Coronavirus

Treasury written question – answered on 1st December 2020.

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Photo of Colleen Fletcher Colleen Fletcher Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on household incomes in (a) Coventry (b) the West Midlands and (c) England.

Photo of John Glen John Glen Minister of State (Treasury) (City), The Economic Secretary to the Treasury

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) produce estimates of household income in the UK. The latest available data indicates that in 2018, gross household disposable income (GHDI) per head was £15,353 in Coventry and £18,222 in the West Midlands. GHDI per head in England was £21,609 and £21,109 in the UK as a whole.

GHDI per head for the UK was 3.2% lower in 2020 Q2 than in 2019 Q4.

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