As wages stagnate but living costs keep rising, the pressure on working people grows more intense. The issue of living standards has become one of the most urgent challenges for politicians in both Britain and America. ‘The squeezed middle’ brings together experts from both sides of the Atlantic to ask what the UK can learn … Continued
This memo sets out five priorities and proposes some long-term goals as well as immediate action we would like the new Government to take.
Published alongside our most recent Low Earners Audit this report summarises current statistical data relating to the financial health of low earning households, and complements this with new qualitative data to give a fuller and more accurate picture of financial health.
This response to the social care Green Paper Shaping the Future Care Together welcomes the broad thrust of the Green Paper. We believe the shift towards seeing care as a universal entitlement rather than a safety net will vastly improve the experience of many low earners who often find themselves squeezed by the current system.
Closer to Crisis? analyses how the economic downturn is affecting low earners and considers what more can be done to enable low earners to stay in work, in their homes and to maintain their fragile economic independence as the recession plays out.