Living wage

HR needs to do more to help employees during the cost of living crisis

My morning routine is pretty standard. I wake up, sleepily make some coffee and pop the radio on.

Guaranteed hours essential to business resilience

Nearly a third (32%) of working adults in the UK are given less than a week’s notice of their working hours, research published by the Living Wage Foundation (LWF) has found.

Majority of jobs below Living Wage held by women

New data published by the Living Wage Foundation has revealed it is women who are disproportionately impacted by low pay and current rising living costs.

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.

Over 200 employers named and shamed for paying below minimum wage

Branches of Waterstones and Matalan are among 208 businesses called out by the government this week for failing to pay employees the minimum wage between 2014 and 2019.

Wage exploitation left unchecked by government

Employers paying below the National Minimum Wage only stand to be found out once every 500 years.

Inflation to squeeze living standards of employees

Inflation may rise as high as 5% next year, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has warned, putting a squeeze on living standards for many employees.

Budget and Spending Review: what did chancellor Rishi Sunak say?

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has pledged to address the UK's economic vulnerabilities through a mixed programme of heavy investment and increased taxation.

Chancellor’s extended job support will need consistency to succeed

Speaking at the Conservative Party Conference yesterday (4 October), chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a further £500 million to help alleviate the jobs and skills crisis. While extended job support...

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.

One in 10 Scottish workers in unstable work

One in 10 employees in Scotland (over 200,000 people) have said their work does not give them a stable or predictable income.

Millions of UK employees trapped in low paid and insecure work

The Living Wage Foundation (LWF) has found 12% of the UK population, around 3.7 million people, are in low paid and insecure work.