HIRSCH, D., DAVIS, A. and SMITH, N., 2009. A minimum income standard for Britain in 2009. York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation
This report is the first annual update of the Minimum
Income Standard for Britain (MIS), originally published
in 2008. The standard is based on research into
what members of the public, informed where relevant
by expert knowledge, think should go into a budget
in order to achieve a minimum socially acceptable
standard of living.
The report considers two aspects of uprating the
standard for 2009: changes in prices that influence the
cost of a minimum ‘basket’ of goods and services, and
changes in living standards that may influence what
items should be included in that basket.
This report was prepared by CRSP on behalf of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. It is also available at: http://www.jrf.org.uk/publications