United Kingdom -People on low income cannot afford decent life -July 02, 2014

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation's minimum income standard (MIS), now in its sixth year, has become an essential, annual benchmark of what is thought to be the reasonable financial underpinnings of a modest life; not starvation rations, just sufficient to achieve a decent standard of living in the 21st century.

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation's minimum income standard (MIS), now in its sixth year, has become an essential, annual benchmark of what is thought to be the reasonable financial underpinnings of a modest life; not starvation rations, just sufficient to achieve a decent standard of living in the 21st century. The MIS reveals a dismal truth that runs deeper than poverty numbers alone: that increasing numbers of British people on low incomes will never be able to afford an acceptable standing of living.

English: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jul/01/minimum-income-standard ...   

http://www.jrf.org.uk/publications/minimum-income-standard-2014

 

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