A Minimum Income Standard for the UK 2008-2018: continuity and change

This is the 2018 update of the Minimum Income Standard for the United Kingdom, based on what members of the public think people need for an acceptable minimum standard of living. This report shows: the incomes different family types require in 2018 to meet the minimum standard; how this has changed in the ten years over which the Minimum Income Standards research has been conducted, and what this tells us about changes in society; and how changes in income requirements compare to trends in average incomes, in benefit levels, and in the incomes of people working for the minimum wage.