Adequate Incomes

Poverty is not inevitable. Social welfare payments and supports, tax measures and wages can all be designed and delivered in ways that improve the incomes and prospects of people and families by assisting people to take-up and retentain employment.

These submissions relate to key policy issues around living incomes in and out of work and access to affordable credit

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SVP Submission to the Low Pay Commission on the National Minimum Wage March 2020
SVP’s 2020 submission to the Low Pay Commission requests that the National Minimum Wage moves towards the cost of living as measured by the Minimum Essential Standard of Living. We also ask that each year the interaction between the minimum wage and social welfare eligibility is examined and published, to make sure that people can make the most of increasing earnings.
Published 09 Mar 2020 | PDF | 369.39 KB