Low paid work

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.

Hidden jobs gap in the UK putting low-paid workers at risk

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.

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.

Low-paid workers may get statutory sick pay

Two million low-paid workers may be entitled to statutory sick pay for the first time under proposals that the government hopes will encourage more people with disabilities and long-term conditions...

Third of employees don't know pay discrimination is illegal

One in three men (35%) and women (33%) in work do not know that it is illegal to pay women and men differently for equal work