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Wages, taxes and top-ups: the changing role of the state in helping working families make ends meet, 12/06/14 [E/NI/S/W]

PPI Digest 16 June 2014

This paper from Joseph Rowntree Foundation looks at the changing influences of pay, benefits and taxes in allowing working families to reach minimum living standards from the late 1990s to the most recent recession; outlines and evaluates ways to help more low-earning families achieve an adequate income; and assesses how the three main political parties’ tax policies would affect families on lower incomes.

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Wages, taxes and top-ups: the changing role of the state in helping working families make ends meet