At CapX on the living wage:
That figure was then weighted by household size – and it’s here that things became problematic. A family of two adults and four children (like that Worstall clan of a generation ago) requires £1,040 a week in order to not be deemed poor. But £52,000 a year is not a useful definition of poverty in a country where median household income is £25,000. Not even if we measure by equivalised households.