Commenting on the report published today (Monday) by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation – which shows that more working households are living below the poverty line – TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
“This report highlights once again how ordinary working people are being excluded from the recovery and are becoming poorer in real terms.
“Our economy has become very good at creating low-paid, insecure jobs which are trapping more and more families in working poverty.
“The situation looks particularly bleak for young people – many of whom face decades of private renting and diminished career prospects.
“Without more affordable housing and quality employment opportunities, living standards for the many will continue their steep decline.”
Research published this month by the TUC shows the UK would need another 669,000 full-time employee jobs to return to its pre-recession labour market position.
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