Local living costs: variations in the costs borne by low-income households

Authors: Elaine Kempson, Fran Bennett
Funded by: Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Published by: Policy Studies Institute
Publication date: 1997
ISBN: 0853747334

This report examines local variations in the costs of housing, council tax, water, electricity, and discretionary charges (such as meals-on-wheels, school meals and home care). The authors:

The report concludes with a discussion of the policy implications of these findings, and suggestions for future policies either to reduce the large local variations that exist, or to reduce their impact on low-income consumers.

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