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Global influences on the cost of a minimum standard of living in the UK

Donald Hirsch et al.

4 March 2011

How much are global economic trends affecting people's ability to afford a minimum acceptable living standard in the UK?

This paper:

  • Explores how trends in price rises will affect the ability of UK households to afford an acceptable standard of living in the future;
  • reviews how global factors have affected the prices of goods and services; and
  • outlines what policies are needed to ensure that households can afford a minimum acceptable standard of living.

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