In work poverty

More than a million key worker children to reach poverty in 2023

The number of children living in poverty in key worker households could reach 1.1 million by 2023, according to research from the Trades Union Congress (TUC).

MPs detail steps to fight in-work poverty

MPs have set out recommendations to tackle in-work poverty in a new All-Party Parliamentary Group on Poverty report.

One third of ethnic minority workers can no longer afford their bills

One third of workers from ethnic minority backgrounds in the UK are no longer able to pay their bills, rent or mortgage each month due to the cost of living crisis.

How can HR help employees in fuel poverty? Part two

Millions of British households are set to face crippling rises in their electricity and gas bills next winter, with the latest projections suggesting the energy price cap will nearly double to £2,400...

How can HR help employees in fuel poverty?

Millions of British households are set to face crippling rises in their electricity and gas bills next winter, with the latest projections suggesting the energy price cap will nearly double to £2,400...

Free school meals recipients struggle to earn a living wage

Fewer than a quarter of people (23%) in England who used to receive free school meals were earning above the living wage by the age of 25.

Employers can reduce poverty by offering flexible work

Flexible work for parents can be a key factor in lifting children out of poverty, a report on poverty in Scotland by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has found.

Hidden jobs gap in the UK putting low-paid workers at risk

The record number of vacancies arising from the UK's economic recovery from COVID-19 is hiding a jobs gap with low-paid workers most at risk.

In-work poverty: All work and no pay

Work is no longer a route out of poverty for many UK employees. But how did we get here?

Raising minimum wage won't end in-work poverty

?Raising the minimum wage should be part of a broader approach to ending in-work poverty, the Low Pay Commission (LPC) has said

Unemployment falls but wage inequality rises

While UK unemployment hits another record low, the TUC warns of wage inequality between sectors

Improve benefits to help low earners, report urges

Many organisations are failing to maximise the value of employee benefits for low earners, according to research from the Work Foundation