Three-quarters of workers stuck in low pay for a decade

Wed, 27/11/2013 - 14:11 -- nick

Three-quarters of workers who were in low pay ten years ago are still stuck in it today, a report has found.

Thinktank the Resolution Foundation also showed that fewer than one-in-five had managed to escape and move up the career ladder.

Entry-level work provides a vital first step for unemployed people, and if it works as a trap the previously workless are likely to suffer more than most.

'Danger' in reducing benefits - OECD

Thu, 16/05/2013 - 11:50 -- nick

Britain has experienced a crisis of inequality during the financial crisis, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

And cutting benefits now would make the situation even worse, its report warns.

The OECD found that in the UK the “pain of the crisis was not evenly shared”.

Young adults were the hardest hit, with 4% more 18-25 year olds pushed in to poverty between 2007 and 2010.


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