Budget 2022 MESL Impact Briefing

Issued: October 2021

Budget 2022



This briefing analyses the impact of the Budget in the context of the Minimum Essential Standards research, benchmarking the adequacy of social welfare rates and the minimum wage in 2022 for a set of illustrative household types - assessing the degree to which Budget 2022 will enable a socially acceptable minimum standard of living in the coming year.