How it benefits all of us

The UK is one of the richest countries in the world, but it’s also one of the most unequal. By November 2021, nearly one in two children will be living below a socially acceptable standard of living. But it’s not just about addressing unacceptable living standards for the country’s poorest families. We all benefit from reduced inequality, whether through more vibrant and resilient communities, or through a stronger economy for the long term.

A Living Income will: 

1. Ensure you have enough to make ends meet, without having to work multiple jobs. Not only will you be able to afford basic needs and survive, but you’ll have enough to enjoy life and thrive.

2. Make our society more equal, so that we can all participate in our community. No matter your background you would be supported to care for a loved one or finally pursue that new business idea.

3. Future-proof our economy by giving families more money to spend in their communities, creating new jobs and protecting existing ones in the process. 

4. Allow you to deal with shocks without getting into unsustainable debt, whether that’s to take time off work for health reasons during a pandemic, or changing careers due to automation or climate change.

Dawn and family, Druids Heath. Photo by Ella Carman.

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