Low pay

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.

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.

Pay remains stagnant despite high employment

Stagnant pay due to low productivity continues to trouble the economy, despite UK employment remaining buoyant

Raising minimum wage won't end in-work poverty

?Raising the minimum wage should be part of a broader approach to ending in-work poverty, the Low Pay Commission (LPC) has said

Government launches 'roadmap' to tackle gender inequality

Experts welcome the government's plan to empower women in their careers and financially but warn of challenges

Young people unaware of their workplace rights

?Young workers are not only unaware of the rights they hold in the workplace but are less likely to belong to a trade union, according to research

Volatile pay the norm for UK workers

Eighty per cent of workers experience fluctuating pay packets, with low-paid workers most at risk, according to research from the Resolution Foundation

Job adverts that omit salary details fuel pay gaps

?Employers that don't include pay information in their adverts could be contributing to unequal pay, according to the Young Women’s Trust

Working parents struggling to support families

Low-paid parents working full time aren't earning enough to provide their family with a basic lifestyle, according to research