Low income

Part time work reaches post-pandemic peak

Nearly 10 million (9.8 million) people are working in part time or temporary jobs - the highest number recorded since the start of the pandemic.

Multiple jobs now an option for low income workers following exclusivity clause change

The government has announced plans to remove exclusivity clauses in contracts for low income workers, allowing them to work multiple jobs.

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.

Working BME and disabled parents paying higher childcare costs

Black and minority ethnic (BME) and disabled parents are spending a higher proportion of their income on childcare than white or non-disabled workers, making them more susceptible to the affects of...

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.

'I don't know how I'm surviving': vast majority of job ads still don't mention flexibility

Nearly three-quarters of UK job vacancies do not mention flexible working despite a huge shift in working styles post-pandemic.

Would a minimum income guarantee create a fairer workplace? Part two

The Scottish government is considering plans to introduce a minimum income guarantee (MIG).

Would a minimum income guarantee create a fairer workplace? Part one

The Scottish government is considering plans to introduce a minimum income guarantee (MIG).

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.