Joseph Rowntree Foundation: Minimum Income Standard 2017 report

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has published its July 2017 report on minimum income standards. Rising inflationĀ and fewer state benefits have made it harder for families to have what the public considers “an acceptable minimum standard of living.”

The report shows that despite an above-inflation increase in the national living wage, low-income families are falling further behind minimum income standards – and that lone-parent single-breadwinner families are the hardest hit.

Access the full report orĀ read the Guardian’s coverage.