JRF's annual update, based on what members of the public think people need to achieve a socially acceptable standard of living.
Over time, changes in prices alter the cost of a minimum standard of living, and changes in social norms will change the 'minimum' that is required. This study considers both of these elements, and updates the budgets to April 2010.
The study reveals:
This research shows that, despite the recession, members of the public involved in this research still believe that as a minimum, people need things that allow them to participate in society.