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9:00 PM 21st March 2024

TUC - 1.6 Million More People Are In Poverty In Working Households Since 2010

Number of working people below the poverty line up 100,000 over the last year alone

Image by Brian Merrill from Pixabay
Image by Brian Merrill from Pixabay
Commenting on the publication today (Thursday) of the latest official figures on UK poverty, which show that the number of people living below the poverty line in working households is 1.6 million higher than in 2010, TUC General Secretary Paul Nowak said:
“Hard work should pay for everyone. But millions of working families in this country are struggling to cover even the basics.

“In-work poverty has rocketed over the last 14 years.

“The Tories have presided over epidemic levels of insecure work, brutal cuts to social security and years of feeble wage growth.

“Working people deserve far better.”