Minimum Living Income

December 2023 Forums General discussion Minimum Living Income

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    Tory think tank says the welfare system is not providing enough support for people, and has called for the introduction of a “minimum income”. Households need a minimum income to meet the cost of living.

    It calls for the introduction of a “minimum living income”, with benchmarks for different types of households – similar to national living wage rates for people of different age groups.
    The report recommends that the government’s advisory committee on social security should then recommend minimum levels of uprating – or payments – to make sure households meet this minimum income.

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