Since 2008, research on the Minimum Income Standard (MIS) has identified what
different household types need for a minimum acceptable living standard,
based on what goods and services members of the public say are needed.
This study projects the disposable incomes of households on out-of-work benefits
and minimum wages, comparing them with MIS between 2010 and 2020.
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- Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies
CitationHIRSCH, D.B., 2015. Will the 2015 summer budget improve living standards in 2020? Loughborough: Loughborough University on behalf of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
PublisherJoseph Rowntree Foundation (© Loughborough University)
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NotesThis report projects what current policies and economic projections will mean for the ability of households on safety-net benefits and on the new National Living wage (NLW) to meet minimum needs in the present Parliament.