Issued: July 2020
The following 2020 MESL expenditure data and income adequacy assessments are available.
- Core MESL expenditure needs data for all household types in 2020
- 2020 MESL Income Adequacy Benchmark - Social Welfare & National Minimum Wage scenarios
- Evidence based policy recommendations for Budget 2021.
The 2020 MESL data is the product of a full review and rebase project, undertaken throughout 2018 and 2019.