Inequality

Low earners prefer working from home, but suffer financially for it

Research has indicated for the first time that low-paid workers benefit overwhelmingly from working at home, yet companies could do more to support them.

Coronavirus permanently damaged part-time worker's roles

Despite the widespread adoption of remote working, the pandemic has worsened part-time workers’ abilities to get the flexible arrangements they need.

UK's largest occupations driving gender pay gap

Eight in 10 (83%) of the UK’s most popular jobs, including those in retail, care and admin, have a gender pay gap in favour of men.

Third sector organisations fail to pay living wage

Many charities and other third sector institutions are not paying all of their workers above the Living Wage, despite some being set up to help those most in need.

TUC calls for ‘economic reset’ to tackle COVID class divide

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has called for an urgent “economic reset” to tackle the huge class divide in Britain that it said has been exposed by the coronavirus pandemic.

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.

Graduate schemes falling short on diversity

Recent graduates feel grad schemes are outdated and don't offer all applicants a fair chance, according to research

Pakistani and Bangladeshi staff face worst ethnicity pay gaps

Campaigners have called for mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting as the Office for National Statistics (ONS) exposes sluggish progress on BAME workers' pay

Government launches 'roadmap' to tackle gender inequality

Experts welcome the government's plan to empower women in their careers and financially but warn of challenges

Unemployment falls but wage inequality rises

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

State of the Nation report: Employers must do more on social mobility

Employers have a responsibility to tackle socioeconomic inequality, according to experts reacting to yesterday's report by the Social Mobility Commission

Fat Cat Friday marks widening of CEO-worker pay gap

The UK’s top bosses make more in three days than a typical full-time worker will make in a year, according to research from the High Pay Centre and the CIPD