Low income

Low-income households skip meals due to cost of living

As the cost of living crisis continues, 5.7 million low-income households had to cut down or skip meals, according to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF).

TUC: "Stark" class divide in over-50s leaving work

Over 50s in working class professions on low incomes are much more likely to be forced out by long-term sickness than higher earners, according to the Trades Union Congress (TUC).

Over a million to benefit from exclusivity clause extension

Government plans to remove exclusivity clauses in contracts for low income workers officially come into effect today (5 December).

Working parents in England paying to go to work

Parents on low incomes often end up paying to go to work, according to research from think tank the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR).

High-earner pay rises threaten inflation spiral

The top 1% of earners in the UK are getting pay rises in line with inflation, while the country's lowest earners are not.

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...