low pay

  • October 12, 2012

    Over half a million low-paid workers could lose thousands of pounds in employer pension contributions if ministers raise the earnings trigger for auto-enrollment.

  • June 28, 2012

    “Money pads the edges of things” says Helen Schlegel, a character in EM Forster's Howards End. And where there is no padding, those edges can be very sharp indeed.

  • January 17, 2012

    The government claims that its determined attempts to cut the living standards of the poor are necessary to cut public spending. Many have pointed out that the Welfare Reform Bill and other changes have immediate and long-term costs attached, so will not save nearly as much as is claimed. The rationale for harsh new measures looks even flimsier since it has emerged that the government is shelling out public money to take paid work away from the poor.

  • December 13, 2011

    If they become unemployed, low-paid workers are most likely to be on the dole for more than six months, according to a new TUC analysis.