Low earners

Low-paid work costing economy £10 billion per year

Insecure and low-paid work is costing the UK Treasury £10 billions every year, according to a report from the Trades Union Congress (TUC).

Bad communication could be short-changing low-income staff

The lowest paid employees are the least likely to have access to a strong benefits package, despite being the group that could use them the most.

High earners prioritised for cost of living pay rises

High earners are more likely to receive pay rises to match cost of living increases than lower income workers. 

Is it time to be more creative with payroll?

Alternative methods of payroll such as early wage access (EWA) could be a solution to the UK's cost of living crisis.

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.

Attitudes to inequality divide the workforce

New research shows that while the majority of people (80%) say they are concerned about inequality, few agree on what, if anything, should be done about it.

Employers have key role in supporting low-income families this winter

With the Universal Credit (UC) cut looming next month and energy and living costs surging, low-income families need employer backing.

Labour pledges to reform sick pay and ban zero-hours contracts

Labour’s promise to extend and increase sick pay to all workers has been welcomed by unions and charities.

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.

Social care tax disproportionately affects low-income workers

National Insurance contributions will rise by 1.25% to pay for England's social care system.

Low-paid workers less likely to speak out about mental health

Workers on lower salaries feel less comfortable talking to their employer about mental health, according to a report from Barnett Waddingham

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