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10

Jun

Work is not enough in the Scottish poverty debate

Today we launch our third and final briefing on Scotland’s poverty challenges for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. The series aims to promote the needs of the poorest people on the …

  • Author: Adam Tinson
  • Category: Income and Poverty

21

May

Labour’s minimum wage plan is a mistake

In promising to subject the Low Pay Commission to central diktat, Ed Miliband risks damaging a body he should cherish. The minimum wage was one of New Labour’s greatest successes.…

  • Author: Peter Kenway
  • Category: Work and Pay

15

Jan

Poverty and Inequality in London

This presentation gives an overview of some of the key changes in poverty patterns across London. The analysis looks at a range of indicators for London, how they have changed over…

  • Author: Hannah Aldridge
  • Category: Income and Poverty

09

Dec

The many faces of UK poverty

Yesterday, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation published our annual Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion report, tracking changes in poverty across a range of indicators such as low …

  • Author: Sabrina Bushe
  • Category: Income and Poverty

29

Nov

Inspiring change - some lessons from Wales

The Bevan Foundation, as part of this year’s Monitoring Poverty in Wales 2013 project, has compiled examples of the good work being carried out by a range of organi…

  • Author: Adam Tinson
  • Category: Income and Poverty

19

Sep

Monitoring Poverty in Wales

Today marks the launch of Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion in Wales 2013 report, our biennial report for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.  Almost a quarter - 23% - …

  • Category: Income and Poverty

04

Sep

Why are so many more people now paid below the Living Wage?

The striking headline statistic in today’s report on Low Pay  from the Resolution Foundation was that: 4.8 million Britons (20% of all employees) earn below the Living Wage – a le…

  • Author: Peter Kenway
  • Category: Work and Pay

23

May

Wage squeeze means work pays less and less

Figures released last week showed that wages, once adjusted for inflation, are now back to the level last seen at the beginning of the last decade. For people in some industries, n…

  • Author: Tom MacInnes
  • Category: Work and Pay

08

May

Is real localism possible during a time of austerity?

One of the key announcements in today’s Queen’s Speech was the introduction of new support arrangements for carers. The move will see carers afforded a statutory right to financial…

  • Author: Sabrina Bushe
  • Category: Local Government

08

Nov

The real benefit of the living wage

The new living wage figure, of £7.45 per hour (£8.55 in London) was announced on Monday, to kick off Living Wage Week. The new figure is 20% higher than the minimum wag…

  • Author: Tom MacInnes
  • Category: Work and Pay

15

Aug

Unemployment and Underemployment

Today's labour market figures showed a small fall in the number of people unemployed and small rise in the number in employment. At the same time, there have been rises in the numb…

  • Author: Tom MacInnes
  • Category: Work and Pay

08

Mar

Changes to Working Tax Credit: making work pay less

Changes to entitlement to Working Tax Credit (WTC) for couple families with children will mean that some families are better off out of work than in work. It will also push familie…

  • Author: Anushree Parekh
  • Category: Work and Pay

22

Feb

Working in Local Government: high value jobs with low reward

Today we published a report with Unison showing that people working in local government are far from the stereotypical overpaid bureaucrats. They are often the lowest paid and doin…

  • Author: Hannah Aldridge
  • Category: Local Government

02

Dec

Was Osborne right on public sector pay?

George Osborne's claims on public sector pay in the Autumn statement do not stand up to scrutiny. In his statement to parliament on 29 November, George Osborne said the follow…

  • Author: Peter Kenway
  • Category: Work and Pay