A functioning social security system provides people with an anchor to protect them from being swept into poverty. A fundamental principle of this approach is that the level of financial support awarded to households must provide enough to cover essential needs and allow a life of dignity. Our current social security system is failing on this metric.
This is our response to the Commons DWP Select Committee inquiry into the level of social security benefits in the UK. You can read it in the window below, or download it from here.Consultation response: Adequacy of Benefits