Poverty / Social Exclusion

Pensioner families across the UK will suffer social security cuts worth £6.38bn a year by the time the government’s welfare reforms have taken full affect, the TUC warns today (Sunday) ahead of a new report on the impact of social security cuts published later this week.
17 August 2014
Most people who lose their jobs will soon have to wait five weeks before they get any cash help, according to small print in the Universal Credit rules uncovered by the TUC as it launches a new campaign today (Wednesday), Saving Our Safety Net. A YouGov poll reports opposition of...
16 July 2014
Commenting on the publication today (Tuesday) of a government-commissioned analysis of the bedroom tax, which shows that many affected tenants are being pushed into arrears, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
15 July 2014
Shadow Public Health Minister, Luciana Berger MP, last week visited three of the TUC’s Digital Hubs to see the work that is being done by the project to improve the basic digital skills of thousands of Liverpool residents. The digital hubs project is facilitated by the North West TUC and...
08 July 2014
Commenting on a new analysis of earnings growth over the last 40 years, published today (Thursday) by the Office for National Statistics, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The last 40 years show a picture of growing wage inequality. The more you earn, the faster your pay goes up, while...
03 July 2014
Commenting on the latest Household Below Average Income figures published today (Tuesday) by the Office for National Statistics – which show that between 2010/11 and 2012/13 the number of working age adults in absolute poverty increased by a million, and the number of children by half a million – TUC...
01 July 2014
In this paper, we ask if social mobility is going into reverse. What are the connections between social mobility and inequality? And what policies might help a recovery of social mobility? These answers are important, because stalled social mobility is at the heart of the modern battle of ideas.
13 May 2014
New research published today (Saturday) shows that the number of households affected by the bedroom tax has fallen by just 15 per cent during the last year, with nearly six out of seven affected households unable to avoid a cut in rent support.
05 April 2014
Can you help us campaign for fair pay and better rights at work by telling us your own stories and sharing your experiences?
04 February 2014
South West TUC Regional Council discusses new immigration booklet: Truth, Lies and Migrants
22 January 2014

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