Addressing the Problem of Income Inadequacy and Meeting Basic Needs

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The Working Group for Basic Necessities has today published a briefing note, “Addressing the Problem of Income Inadequacy and Meeting Basic Needs”, highlighting the link between income inadequacy and the increasing demand from people for basic necessities as provided by the Community and Voluntary sector. The briefing note reveals how low-income households are being forced to make difficult choices, such as paying rent and utility bills, leaving little remaining income for other expenses. As a result, people are having to rely on supports provided by charities and community organisations in order to meet basic needs. This type of material deprivation represents a high level of inequality across Ireland. The briefing suggests a series of recommendations for the Government in order to address income inadequacy and poverty.

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