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1 in 7 children of public sector workers living in poverty, says TUC

TUC analysis found 550,000 children with a parent working in the public sector will be living in poverty by the end of the current financial year.

One in eight workers struggle to afford food, finds TUC survey

Report released before annual congress exposes in-work poverty, with people skimping on food and heating despite having jobs.

Black workers in the UK are STILL paid less than their white counterparts

Findings fly in the face of Theresa May’s pledge to tackle "burning injustice" and build a Britain "that works to everyone".

Nearly two in ten apprentices paid less than the minimum wage

UK Government urged to "name and shame" employers who pay apprentices less than the minimum wage.

Unions warn of a ‘wage crisis’ as real-terms earnings continue to fall

Tories accused of "creating the longest period of falling real-terms pay since the Napoleonic wars".

BAME workers ‘forced into low-paid, insecure work’

Black, Asian and minority ethnic workers are over a third more likely than white workers to be in insecure employment, TUC study shows.

Average household debt set to exceed £15,000 in just five years

Low wage growth and poor investment 'putting the UK economy in the danger zone', warns TUC.

Government must put workers rights ‘at the heart’ of Brexit deal

TUC report warns Britain could be at risk of becoming "a bargain basement economy" if workplace rights aren't protected after Brexit.

Insecure employment ‘costing the UK economy billions every year’

Employers using zero-hours contracts and low-paid self-employment to escape paying tax and national insurance, TUC report warns.

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.

Unsecured debt hits record high of nearly £13,000 per household

TUC says weak wage growth and higher inflation could leave even more families struggling with debt.

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'.

UK real wages plummet by more than 10% in just eight years

Real-terms wages in the UK fell by more than 10% between 2007 and 2015, the biggest fall among leading OECD countries.

One in five Scottish families still living in poverty

Across the UK, the number of children living in poverty has increased by 200,000.

One In Five Dads Miss Out On Paternity Pay, TUC Analysis Shows

More than one in five working dads in the UK have missed out on paternity pay in the past twelve months, according to new analysis by the TUC.

More Spending Cuts Will Damage Economy, TUC Report Warns

Study says government’s obsession with shrinking size of state is straining public services and further cuts will harm growth.

Tory Welfare Cuts Will Destroy Benefit Of New Living Wage, Research Shows

Rise of 50p an hour will not cover loss of benefits for 6.5 million people, says Resolution Foundation thinktank.

Number Of Workers On Zero-Hours Contracts Up By 19%

Office for National Statistics says number of people reporting that they work on contracts with no minimum hours has risen to 744,000.

National Minimum Wage Cheats ‘Named And Shamed’

TUC's Frances O'Grady says employers who flout the National Minimum Wage should face higher fines and has called for more prosecutions.

Number Of Jobseekers More Than Double Headline Unemployment Figures, Says TUC

Research also reveals that nearly 300,000 more women 'want work' than their male counterparts, according to the TUC.

Child Benefit Freeze Will Cost 3.9 Million Families More Than £2,000

Research by the TUC found that households with two children will lose £2017.60 over the next five years, due to a further freeze to child benefit.

Zero-Hours Contracts Just The Tip Of The Iceberg For Low-Paid Jobs, Says TUC

A new report from the TUC shows that 820,000 workers are trapped on low-paid 'short-hours' contracts.




Employment grant for disabled people to rise by £15k, but is it enough?

Critics argue £57k cap on 'Access To Work' scheme should be lifted completely.

Grieving daughter handed her mother’s ashes to benefits assessor to prove she wasn’t ‘fit for work’

Inexcusable and heartless blunder by the Department for Work and Pensions.

Scrap ‘highly regressive’ council tax, says thinktank

Resolution Foundation says levy now resembles much maligned poll tax and should be replaced with more progressive system.

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".