Working Poor

Tax Credits Row Obscures a Bleak Future for the Working Poor

Mark Hillary | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Politics
Mark Hillary

For the past week the story of Chancellor George Osborne and his attempt to rein in the tax credit system has filled the comment pages. To some, Osbor...

Getting By in the UK

Jayne Sykes | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK
Jayne Sykes

Those inclined to judge might say it's irresponsible to spend money on anything other than the basic necessities when you're struggling financially, but where do you draw the line? Do you decide to wait until you're earning more or have paid off more of your debts before you get the kids a pet or take them on holiday, or do you realise that if you wait for those things to happen they'll have grown up and gone?

Raising State Pension Ages - We Have to Change Work First!

Chris Ball | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Politics
Chris Ball

One problem is that ageing workers are widely seen as "a burden" with the focus of attention being on their chronological ages rather than their work capacity (or, to use an increasingly recognised concept, their work-ability) which can vary enormously from worker to worker of the same ages.

'Hard Work Is Not Working'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 08.12.2013 | UK

A shocking report has revealed that most people classed as living in poverty have jobs. For the first time, there are more working families living ...

British Children Living In Cold And Damp, Study Says

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK

Britain's children are living in cold, cramped homes, infested with damp and mould, because parents cannot afford to keep them warm, according to new ...

Jessica Elgot

The Rise Of The Working Poor | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.09.2013 | UK

The dire state of low pay in parts of Britain has been laid bare, with new statistics showing more working families in Wales are living in poverty tha...

Jessica Elgot

Two Thirds Of Children In Poverty 'From Working Families' | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.06.2013 | UK

A dramatic rise in children living in poverty-stricken working families has alarmed campaigners, with the government urged to take actions by charitie...

The Government Needs to Stop Discriminating Against the Poor

Layla Haidrani | Posted 19.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Layla Haidrani

In a period of grave economic downturn, why is the current government making everyday life more difficult for poorer families?

When It Comes to Tackling Poverty, One Size Fails All

Ally Paget | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK Politics
Ally Paget

We are making progress in our understanding of poverty, but insisting on a single solution risks everyone falling through the net.

No Energy to Fight

Tony Schumacher | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK
Tony Schumacher

I used to drive a mini cab of a night for a living, assuming, of course, you can could it a living. Long nights and late night fights with the drunk a...