The objectives of the whole review were to: *Provide recommendations for the uprating of benefits (initially for the uprating due in October 2012). * Review the benefits system and make recommendations. Throughout the review, and particularly in looking to the future, we were asked to take into account the possible effects and impacts of the opening of the St Helena international airport (scheduled for 2016). A minimum income standard for St Helena was recommended as the basis for setting and uprating benefit levels. The introduction of a child benefit allowance was recommended to start as soon as possible. Further recommendations on the targeting of benefits, reorganisation of benefits structures and or office procedures were also made.