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  • Contemporary Poverty
    • Official Poverty Line
      • Abolished in 2015 by Conservative Government.
      • Used in the EU.
      • People at or below the 60% median income.
      • Those at tese levels are thought to be excluded from an  acceptable way of life in society.
    • Minimum Income Standard
      • Single person - £16300 annually.
      • Couples with 2 children - £20,300
      • This was devised from sociologists, experts and the general public.
    • Social Metric Commission Relative Poverty Measure
      • New poverty measure.
      • Based on contributions from Conservatives and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation
      • Measure income, assets, savings, debts, repayments, costs and disability,


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