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‘Poverty pay should be outlawed’, says union

Government urged to introduce a 'real living wage' that reflects the rising cost of living.

Number of workers in insecure jobs soars 27% in only five years

The number of workers trapped in insecure jobs has rocketed by a shocking 660,000 over the past five years, according to study.

Stagnant wages trap MILLIONS of households in ‘problem debt’

Shocking research reveals 3.2 million households are in ‘problem debt’, while more than a million are in 'extreme problem debt'.

Future of youth services ‘at risk’ as £387 million axed in just six years

Report from Unison warns that half of councils have reduced spending on youth services, such as outreach support and advice for young people.

Government urged to end ‘national scandal’ of underpaid care workers

Unison is calling on the government to end the 'systematic underpayment' of homecare workers, cheated out of the minimum wage.

Nearly 700,000 On ‘Exploitative’ Zero-Hours Contracts

On average, people on zero-hours contracts work under 25 hours a week and earn £300 less than workers on more permanent contracts.




Tory welfare cuts ‘£3bn deeper than expected’

New figures reveal the freeze on working age benefits will erode household incomes much more deeply than originally forecast.

Corbyn urged to win votes by pledging £10bn more on care for disabled elderly

Fabian Society research identifies shortfall in funding for 1.2 million older people.

Terminally ill to be given priority over benefit underpayments, says McVey

Work and Pensions Secretary vowed to prioritise "any individuals whom we know from our systems to be terminally ill".

Austerity will have cast an extra 1.5m children into poverty by 2021

Lone-parents, disabled children and ethnic minorities will be among worst-hit, says EHRC.

Childcare voucher changes delayed after Commons debate

Government agrees to keep system open for six more months after pressure from Labour.

Reverse universal credit cuts, Iain Duncan Smith tells chancellor

Thinktank says 340,000 people could be taken out of poverty if Philip Hammond takes action.