Low pay: the defining challenge of our age?

New figures from the ONS show that a quarter of workers earned less than £12,800 a year in 2012. James Plunkett of the Resolution Foundation has written an interesting piece for the Huffington Post, in which he argues that low pay is “fast becoming one of the defining economic challenges of our age”.

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What works in encouraging saving?

Giselle Cory examines the state of ‘nudge’-based programs that encourage saving gently; they may help, but they can’t overcome poverty alone.