MESL 2020

Issued: July 2020

MESL 2020

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Summary

In advance of the publication of the full MESL 2020 update report and detailed analysis, the following MESL expenditure data and income adequacy assessments are being made available.

  • Core MESL expenditure needs data for all household types in 2020
  • 2020 MESL Social Welfare Income Adequacy Benchmark
  • Evidence based policy recommendations for Budget 2021 - publication forthcoming .

Employed income scenarios, examining the adequacy of the national minimum wage and in-work supports, are forthcoming. 

The publication of the full MESL 2020 report has been delayed due to impact of COVID-19, but will follow in due course.