social mobility

Workers in poverty as ten years of falling wages bite

Thu, 17/10/2013 - 12:10 -- nick

Many working people in low paid jobs are stuck in poverty with no route out, a report has said.

The government's Social Mobility Tsar, ex-Labour minister Alan Milburn, says that work no longer consistently pays enough to lift people out of poverty.

Wages for most have been stuck below inflation since 2003, meaning they have been getting poorer for ten years.

The government will miss its child poverty targets because of this as well as its savage cuts to benefits.

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