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UK Living in 18th Century

Posted by feww on February 15, 2017

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A third of UK lives on insufficient income: JRF

About a third of the UK population is living on an “inadequate” income, according to research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF).

  • The number of individuals below MIS rose by four million (27%), from 15 million to 19 million (from 25 to 30% of the population), between 2008/9 and 2014/5.
  • At least 11 million people are living far short of MIS, up from 9.1 million, who have incomes below 75% of the standard and are at high risk of being in poverty.

[The Minimum Income Standard (MIS) is a benchmark of adequate income based on what the public think people need for a minimum acceptable living standard in the UK. This analysis monitors changes in the number of people in households with incomes below MIS, and the number below 75% of MIS, an indicator of poverty.]

  • Six million children, that is 45% of all children in Britain, are among the 19 million below the MIS.
  • Some 1.8 million pensioners, representing 14.6% of the age group, live below MIS.

A working couple with two young children, living in social housing, each need to earn £18,900 a year.

Weekly rental values for a private two- bedroom apartment: £345  (£1,495 per month, or US$1,860) – but that’s just on paper.

One Response to “UK Living in 18th Century”

  1. C. Edwards said

    Racist Britain Shoots Herself In The Foot!
    “Thousands of doctors trained in Europe ‘may quit UK after Brexit'”

    “BMA warns of impending ‘disaster’ as its research shows 40% of doctors who qualified in EEA may leave because they feel less welcome.”

    “About 12,000 doctors trained in European countries could quit the UK because they feel less welcome following the Brexit vote, according to a survey of overseas medics.

    “About two in five doctors who qualified in European Economic Area countries are considering leaving the UK in light of the referendum result, research by the British Medical Association reveals. “

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