FE News: Over a third of people on low incomes fear losing their job | Andy Cook

FE News: Over a third of people on low incomes fear losing their job | Andy Cook

22nd December 2020

A shocking 37 per cent of low-income Brits are worried about losing their job in the near future, according to a new survey.

In the wake of lockdowns and other measures taken to control the coronavirus pandemic, a poll commissioned by the Centre for Social Justice and conducted by Survation suggests the UK’s most vulnerable are in severe financial trouble.

Along with concerns over job prospects, 37 per cent have also struggled to pay for everyday food, over half of whom (20 per cent of the total) persistently struggle to do so.

Thirty-four per cent have been unable to pay a household bill since the beginning of the pandemic, and 26 per cent have less than £350 saved in case of an emergency, vindicating concerns that inequality will grow during the pandemic.

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