In Work Poverty

Social Mobility: We Must Rout Poor Jobs Before We Tackle Child Poverty

Katie Schmuecker | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK Politics
Katie Schmuecker

The government must make in-work poverty more central to its efforts to tackle child poverty. This is one of the most striking and important conclusions in the wide ranging report published today by the Government's Social Mobility and Child Poverty (SMCP) Commission. The report assesses government progress on tackling child poverty and social mobility, and identifies areas where activity needs to be stepped up.

We Need Growing Numbers of Good Jobs to Tackle In-Work Poverty, Not Just Any Old Jobs

Katie Schmuecker | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK Politics
Katie Schmuecker

The report from the TUC tells us that four in five of the jobs created over the last three years are in low paying sectors. Indeed, retail and residential care have been the two biggest contributors of new jobs. Now, it's important to note that not all of these jobs will be low paying but the chances are the majority of them will be. This is bad news.

Is Underemployment the New Normal?

Giselle Cory | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Politics
Giselle Cory

There's a real policy challenge in how we support people who, despite being in work, aren't working enough hours. This is a notoriously tricky thing to get right.

The Beveridge Legacy

Alison Garnham | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK Politics
Alison Garnham

Beveridge pointed the way to mutual support and pooling risk - principles we should return to if we truly intend to be all in it together.

Fixing the Jobs Market a Must if We're to Overcome the Scourge of In-work Poverty

Aleks Collingwood | Posted 26.01.2013 | UK Politics
Aleks Collingwood

The six million people in poverty in working households show that at the moment, work is not the route out of poverty - so something needs to be done to ensure that it is.