Unemployed people receive only half the income they need

Fri, 28/06/2013 - 16:18 -- nick

Unemployed people without children receive only half the income they need to live a basic life, according to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF).

The anti-poverty charity also says that those with children receive a third less than needed, forcing more young people into poverty.

The report shows that single people need to earn at least £16,850 a year before tax in 2013 for a minimum acceptable living standard, while couples with two children need to earn at least £19,400 each.

Inflation drops to 2.2% - benefits to follow

Tue, 16/10/2012 - 12:37 -- nick

This article from the BBC gives details on the fall in the inflation rate in September, down to 2.2%. This is particularly important as the September inflation rate is used as the increase for next year's benefits. The article gives details of all the benefits that will be increased.

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