The Office for National Statistics released the poverty numbers. So, The Guardian’s report on them:
The number of children and pensioners in absolute poverty increased in 2017-18 as inflation and accommodation costs took a bigger chunk out of household finances, according to figures from the department for work and pensions.
The Financial Times read the same report:
The proportion of people in absolute poverty — defined as 60 per cent of the median income seen in 2010-11, adjusted for inflation — also rose slightly before housing costs, and was unchanged after accounting for housing.
The G’s got to be wrong, hasn’t it? As absolute poverty was unchanged after taking into account housing costs.
But then, you know. The Guardian, wrong about everything. Always.