Living on Low Income

Scrutiny review - Health and Social Security Panel

Launch date: 08/02/2016

Review status: Report published

What is the review about?

​The Panel has reviewed low income in Jersey. As a result of follow up work to the Panel's review, it lodged a Propositon (P.113/2017) to reinstate the single parent component of Income Support.

Terms of reference

  1. To investigate the impact of the incidence in Jersey of relative low income households as referred to in the Household Income Distribution Survey report 2014/15
  2. To assess the evidence of relative low income in comparison with previous years 
  3. To determine whether the incidence of relative low income in Jersey has increased and, if so, the reasons for such increase
  4. To assess the effectiveness of States of Jersey policy with regard to tackling relative low income
  5. To assess the effectiveness of methods used to monitor the implementation of policies that aim to reduce the incidence of relative low income
  6. To assess the delivery of support and help available to those on low income
  7. To determine the effects of the changes to the benefits system contained in the Medium Term Financial Plan affecting those on relative low income



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