Budget 2019 MESL Impact Briefing

Issued: October 2018

Budget 2019



The VPSJ has prepared its annual budget impact briefing in response to Budget 2019.

This briefing analyses the impact of the Budget in the context of the Minimum Essential Standards research, examining the position of a set of household types in 2018, and forecasting the adequacy of social welfare rates and the minimum wage in 2019 - assessing the degree to which Budget 2019 will enable a socially acceptable minimum standard of living in the coming year.