Poverty

New Way to Work government policy unfit and unethical, experts warn

The Department for Work and Pensions' (DWP) new jobs programme Way to Work has faced media backlash for its methods and many in the sector fear it will be counterproductive in the long term.

Employers can reduce poverty by offering flexible work

Flexible work for parents can be a key factor in lifting children out of poverty, a report on poverty in Scotland by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has found.

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.

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

Social housing tenants struggle with low incomes

People living in social housing in London are getting poorer even though more are now in work, according to a housing charity

Zero-hours contracts rose by 100,000 in 2017

Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows rise in contracts without guaranteed hours but warns figures should be treated with caution