Austerity has hit social services hard. Instead of putting the services children and families need in place, the government’s response has been to recommend unnecessary tests. We have an important opportunity to stop them but we need to take action now.
The idea behind a living wage is very simple: that a person should be paid enough to live decently and to adequately provide for their family. At its heart is an ethical argument for preventing in-work poverty and ensuring workers are not exploited through low wages.