A minimum income standard for the UK in 2011: summary

Document type
Summary
Corporate author(s)
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Publisher
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Date of publication
1 July 2011
Subject(s)
Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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The squeeze in living standards caused by the combination of rising prices and stagnant incomes is hitting people on low incomes hard. This report is JRF’s annual update of the ‘minimum income standard’, based on what members of the public think people need to achieve a socially acceptable standard of living. The 2011 figures reflect price increases and the effect of changing tax and benefit rates.

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