APPG launches call for evidence for short inquiry into in-work poverty
Despite increases to the National Living Wage, levels of poverty within working households continue to rise. The number of children in relative poverty in households where all the parent(s) work full time – be they single or couple-parents – has doubled from 200,000 in 2012/13 to 400,000 in 2017/18 (CPAG, 2020).
The government promotes work as the best route out of poverty; however, this is not always guaranteed as 75% of children growing up in relative poverty live in a household where at least one person works (DWP, 2021).
The APPG is calling for submissions for its upcoming inquiry on in-work poverty. The APPG is asking organisations – both those representing people in low-paid work and employers – for short written submissions in bullet-point form of the key points the APPG should consider to inform its representations to the government.
The APPG welcomes evidence from people with direct experience of in-work poverty and from individual employers. The APPG is looking to explore actions that both employers and government can take.
To be included in the final report, please submit written evidence to firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline of Friday 1st October 2021.
Kevin Hollinrake MP and Baroness Ruth Lister
(Co-Chairs of the APPG on Poverty)