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13000 new 'benchmark' for poverty

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The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has produced what it thinks is a benchmark for what is the acceptable standard to measure poverty. Donald Hirsch, policy adviser for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, says a single adult needs to earn a minimum of 13,000 before tax and couple with two children needs 27,000.

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