UK families 'need £37,000 income'


A family with two children needs an income of £36,800 a year to have a "socially acceptable" standard of living in the UK, anti-poverty charity the Joseph Rowntree Foundation suggests.

Rising childcare and transport costs, combined with cuts to benefits, have hit families hard, according a report commissioned by the charity from the social policy research unit at Loughborough University .

Mark Easton reports.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.