United Kingdom -Growth of ‘in-work poverty’ -May 08, 2014

Figures, compiled by the House of Commons Library, highlight the growth of ‘in-work poverty’ in recent years while wages fell in real terms and rents continued to rise.

Figures, compiled by the House of Commons Library, highlight the growth of ‘in-work poverty’ in recent years while wages fell in real terms and rents continued to rise. The number of housing benefit claimants in work rose from 650,561 in May 2010 to 1.03 million by the end of 2013. In England, the number of in-work claimants has increased from 586,181 to 936,964 since 2010. In Scotland, the number jumped from 40,447 to 61,856 over the same period and in Wales from 23,923 to 38,003.

English: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/exclusive-socalled-inwork-poverty ...  

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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