in-work poverty

DWP staff are having to claim benefits themselves
In-work poverty

DWP staff are having to claim benefits themselves

“A lot of people claiming universal credit won’t think that people on the other end of the phone might be claiming it” one civil servant told the Big Issue.

Exclusive: BT call centre sets up ‘food bank’ for its own staff
Low pay

Exclusive: BT call centre sets up ‘food bank’ for its own staff

BT Group says the “community pantry”, which offers food to those who need it, “shouldn’t be confused with a food bank”.

Two thirds of retail workers are borrowing money to pay their bills
Cost of living crisis

Two thirds of retail workers are borrowing money to pay their bills

Usdaw is calling on the government to bring in a windfall tax on energy companies to lower the cost of bills.

The ‘real living wage’ needed to live on is now £9.90 per hour – £2k per year more than the government’s minimum wage
Minimum wage

The ‘real living wage’ needed to live on is now £9.90 per hour – £2k per year more than the government’s minimum wage

Wages are rising… but only to what they were in 2009
Employment

Wages are rising… but only to what they were in 2009

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