Numbers, Letters, and Weapons

The Office for Statistics Regulation sent two letters about claims by two politicians.

This article looks at these claims about poverty and COVID-19 prevalence. Some of these claims were inaccurate, in different ways.

The Prime Minister on Poverty Statistics

In recent months, the Prime Minister :

  • “Absolute poverty and relative poverty have both declined under this government.”
  • “There are 100,000 fewer children in absolute poverty.”