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In-work poverty

  • An afternoon in Westminster: the Working Families policy conference

    By Richard Dunstan, Workflex blog editor Last Tuesday, some 120 policy wonks, campaigners and academics gathered in Portcullis House, Westminster for the second Working Families annual policy conference, kindly hosted by former cabinet minister Maria Miller MP. With the presentation of two new Working Families reports, keynote speeches by MPs from each of the three […]

  • The Living Wage: key to improving work-life balance

    In this guest post, Guy Stallard, Head of Facilities at KPMG UK, argues that a living wage is key to improving work-life balance. The Living Wage is being discussed widely by politicians, which is unsurprising as recent KPMG research showed that 5.2 million people in the UK are paid below the Living Wage rate, and […]

  • How employers can reduce in-work poverty

    In this guest post, Katie Schmuecker of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation argues that employers have an important part to play in reducing the UK’s serious and growing problem of in-work poverty. There are 1.4m jobs being done by people on zero-hours contacts, according to new figures published by the ONS. This means a fairly sizable chunk of […]

  • Finding financial help for working families

    In this guest post, Emma Lamberton sets out why Turn2Us is running its ‘Benefits Awareness Month’ campaign. “Despite working full time, my wages simply weren’t enough to support my family, and we started to fall behind on our rent and bills. Affording the right food for our children and even keeping the house warm became too […]