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 afford life’s essentials, without having to work multiple jobs. Not only will you be able to afford basic needs and survive, but you’ll have enough to to create the life you want for you and your family.

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

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

4. Assure you that you won’t face the worry and stress of losing the things you’ve worked hard for, if at points in your life you need to prioritise other things.

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

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