Media Centre


Matt Padley

Research Fellow

Areas of expertise

Expertise: Living standards, poverty, Minimum Income Standards, retirement living standards, income and the Living Wage


Matt is an expert in UK living standards and poverty and has pioneered research on retirement living standards. Much of his research is focused around the Minimum Income Standard, both in the UK and in other countries. He is able to discuss the consequences of low income on living standards, the adequacy of income over time, the voluntary Living Wage in the UK and public definitions of decent living standards. 

Interview booking

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

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