Working with Business

There is a long tradition of businesses developing corporate social responsibility programmes, though there is less on how businesses can reduce poverty both for those at work and through wider society.

Involving a number of business leaders who have expressed concern about rising poverty, the APPG Poverty will investigate what businesses can do to reduce poverty through wages, conditions of employment, purchasing policy, sub-contracting, advertising, marketing, democracy at work, and corporate social responsibility policies.

Event Report: The role of business in reducing UK poverty

by Caroline Hartnell What is the role of business in reducing UK poverty? This was the question before a meeting hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Poverty ...Read More

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Blog: What is the role of business in reducing poverty in the UK?

by Caroline Hartnell What is the role of business in reducing poverty? This was the question before a meeting hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Poverty (APPG) ...Read More

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What is the role of employers in tackling in-work poverty?

Barry Knight, Director of the Webb Memorial Trust, writing for The Great Business Debate. A report recently commissioned by the Webb Memorial Trust discusses how in-work poverty is the ...Read More

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Getting By? The reality of families in working poverty

Posted on 17 Mar 2015

Parliamentary launch of Getting By? The reality of families in working poverty Tuesday 24th March 2015 2-3pm Committee Room 6, House of Commons One of the recommendations of the 2013 ...Read More Read More

Highlights from Living Wage Week 2014

Posted on 10 Nov 2014

Living Week 2014 2nd-8th November was the biggest and liveliest to date with events  up and down the country, drawing sharp focus to the issue of low pay and ...Read More Read More

Joint APPG Poverty/APPG Insurance and Financial Services event

Posted on 15 Jul 2014

The APPG Poverty was pleased to host a joint breakfast roundtable in Parliament with the APPG on Insurance and Financial Services with the aim of putting insurance protection (namely ...Read More Read More

Fair Pay Fortnight: Monday 24th March- Friday 4th April

Posted on 04 Apr 2014

As Fair Pay Fortnight draws to a close, Kevin Rowan from the TUC discusses the problem of in work poverty Read More

APPG Poverty to mark Living Wage Week in Parliament

Posted on 01 Nov 2013

The APPG Poverty is proud to be hosting a reception to mark Living Wage Week with The Living Wage Foundation in Parliament on Wednesday 6th November. Citizens UK and The Living ...Read More Read More

Workers on Boards – Research by the High Pay Centre

Posted on 07 Oct 2013

If the 2007/08 banking collapse represented a chastening for Britain, for Germany it has been something of a vindication. Britain remains to this day below its economic peak of ...Read More Read More

The Living Wage: good for business, good for families, and good for society

Posted on 13 Sep 2013

The Living Wage Foundation An initiative of Citizens UK, the Living Wage Foundation grew from the belief that hardworking people should be able to afford to access community and ...Read More Read More

The Living Wage is an idea whose time has come

Posted on 12 Sep 2013

As a Conservative Member of Parliament I believe that lower taxes stimulate growth and jobs, that smaller government is invariably better government, and that government must “ensure that work ...Read More Read More

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