18 March 2020
As the country turns its resources to responding to the Covid-19 pandemic it is crucial that households are protected from severe financial hardship. People need to receive a Crisis Minimum Income of at least £180 a week to have enough money to cover the bare essentials - so they can protect their own health and the health of others. We’ve set out how we have arrived at this number but also the key mechanisms and actions needed to deliver it. We have previously published a range of other measures giving wider protections to renters, support for those in debt and help to pay essential bills, which support this proposal.