Finance & Debt

Here are the six most recent articles that have appeared in our newsletter.  Please click on the heading to read the article in full.

FI Linklaters and the RLW for GM Poverty Action

Linklaters and the Real Living Wage

By Matthew Sparkes, Head of Sustainability at Linklaters Linklaters is a global corporate law firm with 5,000 people working in 31 offices across the globe. Half of our people work in the UK, either in the London head office or in a support office in Colchester, Essex. On top of the direct workforce, key suppliers

FI NECPC Safet net article for GM Poverty Action

Local welfare safety nets

The safety net beneath the safety net? The North East Child Poverty Commission (NECPC) is calling for the Government to strengthen both the national and local welfare safety nets if it wants to build back better from the Covid-19 pandemic, after new analysis has revealed the dramatic decline in funding for ‘local welfare assistance’ in

FI HowsYourBalance Credit Unions for GM poverty Action

Credit Union Awareness Month

By Beck Golubows, South Manchester Credit Union This October, the eight community credit unions of Greater Manchester, collectively known as Sound Pound, will be launching our first-ever Credit Union Awareness Month; getting people talking about one of the finance industry’s best-kept secrets. Credit unions are financial institutions that are owned and controlled by our members;

FI Employer views on UC for GM Poverty Action

Employer views on UC

New research project seeks employer views and experiences of Universal Credit By Katy Jones, Research Fellow in the Centre for Decent Work and Productivity at Manchester Metropolitan University Research and policymaking has largely ignored employer views and experiences of Universal Credit – the main benefit for people who are out of work or on a

FI Universal Credit Cut for GM Poverty Action

Universal Credit cut – Insult to injury

NICs increase ‘adds insult to injury’ for families facing devastating cut to Universal Credit New JRF analysis estimates that around 2 million families on low incomes who receive Universal Credit (UC) or Working Tax Credit (WTC) will pay on average around an extra £100 per year in National Insurance contributions under the Government’s proposed changes.

Resolution Foundation report

Number of young people receiving benefits increases A new report by the Resolution Foundation The proportion of young adults claiming income-related benefits increased from 9% to 15% during the Covid crisis – a larger increase than any other age group. This was part of the overall increase in claimants, highlighting the vital role that Universal

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