Media Centre


Abigail Davis

Research Fellow

Areas of expertise

Expertise: living standards, Minimum Income Standard, budget standards, poverty and social exclusion


Abigail is an expert in living standards in the UK, particularly relating to the Minimum Income Standard, which informs the setting of the voluntary Living Wage, and also works with teams in other countries helping them to develop budget standards. She is able to discuss the effects of low income on household living standards for different groups in society and what public consensus agrees is needed for everyone in society to be able to have a decent quality of life. 

Interview booking

Please call the press office on 01509 223491 to arrange an interview with Abigail Davis. Bookings can also be made online at

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