Millions ‘trapped’ in low pay work

Yorkshire Post, 19/10/2017, Lindsay Pantry

Researchers on behalf of the Social Mobility Commission tracked individuals’ pay over ten years and found low pay is “endemic” in the UK, with little progress in the numbers of people managing to escape from poorly paid jobs.

Frances Potter, lead on research and campaigns at Citizens Advice Sheffield, said “a combination of zero hours contracts and low rates of pay had left many working people “struggling to stay afloat”.