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In-work support: A provider’s perspective
24 June 2019 by Guest Blogger

In-work support: A provider’s perspective

While successive governments have touted ‘work as the best route out of poverty’, the rising tide of working poor across the UK tells another story. The growth in high risk, low remuneration jobs – typified by...Read more »

The drive for better work: tackling the causes and consequences of in-work poverty
20 June 2019 by Connor Stevens

The drive for better work: tackling the causes and consequences of in-work poverty

The UK is currently experiencing a sustained period of labour market success. Unemployment is at its lowest level in over 40 years at 3.8%, and employment is at a record high at 76.1%. Yet, the experience...Read more »

Stepping up: supporting individuals to progress out of low pay
11 October 2018 by Guest Blogger

Stepping up: supporting individuals to progress out of low pay

The motivation behind Step Up was simple – to stay true to our charitable mission! Walcot Foundation has made grants for the relief of poverty in Lambeth for more than 350 years but Step Up is...Read more »

Better Work Network: Working together to tackle low pay and in-work poverty
6 September 2018 by Connor Stevens

Better Work Network: Working together to tackle low pay and in-work poverty

Data from the 2017 London Poverty Profile paints a mixed picture for Londoners. Whilst employment participation has steadily improved across the capital – 73% of the working-age population now in employment – other indicators tell a...Read more »

Moving up or moving out: skills for getting unstuck
17 July 2018 by Guest Blogger

Moving up or moving out: skills for getting unstuck

Last week I spoke on a panel at the Employment and Skills Convention 2018. The debate, entitled ‘Moving up or moving out: skills for getting unstuck’, was apposite because – perhaps now more than ever – having a...Read more »

Escaping in-work poverty: who needs to do what to support progression?
11 July 2018 by Guest Blogger

Escaping in-work poverty: who needs to do what to support progression?

Work should provide a route out of poverty, but in our country, eight million people in poverty live in a working household. Families with children are the most likely to be locked in poverty despite being...Read more »

Stepping up: learning ‘what works’ to progress low paid workers
13 March 2018 by Hannah Murphy

Stepping up: learning ‘what works’ to progress low paid workers

While there is much to celebrate about the record high rates of employment, an increasing amount of attention is being paid to the types of employment that people are in. And rightly so, as people in...Read more »

Reducing poverty and increasing skills: the role of in-work provision
8 December 2017 by Connor Stevens

Reducing poverty and increasing skills: the role of in-work provision

As seems to be post-2015 norm, it’s been an eventful week in the world of politics and, as usual, the rumblings-on of Brexit seems to have drowned out other important happenings… So just in case you...Read more »

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