People in insecure work were twice as likely to die from Covid during the pandemic, according to new research from the Trades Union Congress (TUC).
Women, disabled workers, ethnic minorities and young workers have been disproportionately affected by insecure employment over the last 20 years.
Insecure and low-paid work is costing the UK Treasury £10 billions every year, according to a report from the Trades Union Congress (TUC).
Young people have swiftly returned to work since losing jobs in the pandemic, but many have had unequal opportunities when coming back to the workforce – or have fallen out of it altogether.
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.
The Living Wage Foundation (LWF) has found 12% of the UK population, around 3.7 million people, are in low paid and insecure work.