Learn about the factors making in-work poverty hard to escape, and how prevalent this is in the UK
Work can – and should – be a reliable route out of poverty. But with one in eight UK workers living in poverty, and the cost of living rising, a percentage of your workforce could be struggling to cope.
Poverty affects people differently, and it’s not always easy for employers to spot. That’s why we've teamed up with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation to raise awareness of in-work poverty and encourage you, as an employer, to help loosen poverty’s grip.
Understanding in-work poverty
How you can make work a more reliable route out of poverty
Supporting your people to achieve a decent standard of living is an essential part of good work and responsible business. All employers – large and small – can play their part by putting a financial wellbeing policy in place, covering three key aspects of HR practice. In fact, many employers are already adopting a number of good employment practices that can help protect people from poverty, while bringing a whole host of benefits for the business and the workforce.
By paying a fair and liveable wage, you can help your workforce meet a decent standard of living
Helping your people to escape poverty needn’t cost a penny
You can maximise your employees’ earning potential by developing the skills they need to take on higher-paid roles