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Living Wage

  • 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 […]

  • One year to go: a ‘families and work’ manifesto for May 2015

    By Richard Dunstan, Policy & Parliamentary Campaigns Officer Previously on this blog, we set out a draft ‘families & work’ manifesto for the General Election in May 2015, with 14 specific policy proposals grouped under four headings: time; equality; money; and childcare infrastructure.  Using feedback on that draft from a wide range of partners, we have […]

  • 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 […]

  • Making work actually work for all: a ‘families & work’ manifesto for 2015

    By Richard Dunstan, Policy & Parliamentary Campaigns Officer With fewer than 400 days to go until the general election in May 2015, teams of strategists, number-crunchers and policy wonks in each of the main parties will be burning the midnight oil between now and the party conference season in September, when the party manifestos are […]

  • TUC and London Child Poverty Alliance highlight the crisis of low pay

    By Richard Dunstan, Policy & Parliamentary Campaigns Officer To mark the start of its Fair Pay Fortnight, the TUC has today released figures showing that, on average, workers have “lost more than £4,000 in pay since 2009”.  According to the TUC’s analysis, construction workers are earning an average of £88 per week less than they […]