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Don’t be fooled: this Tory party is no friend of the low-paid

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When Rishi Sunak offers salvation through “better” jobs (Rishi Sunak’s speech offers mood music but little economic meat, 4 October), he is using the trick of eliding “anyone” into “everyone”. On an individual level, ...

Higher taxes could leave low-paid frontline workers £1,000 worse off

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Higher national insurance payments will leave low-paid frontline workers potentially more than £1,000 a year worse off, while also depriving firms of the cash needed to invest, according to the latest analyses. The co...

Low-paid workers tell MPs of fears over end of universal credit top-up

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Low-paid workers have spoken of their fears over the imminent £20-a-week cut to universal credit, warning MPs that it will leave them unable to cover basic living costs from food to energy bills. Single father Anthony...

Low-paid workers in UK share ownership schemes ‘£10k better off’

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Low-income workers who are offered the chance to own shares in the companies they work for are typically £10,000 better off than workers on a similar salary, according to new analysis. The “wealth premium” for workers...