Good Work for All

There are more people in work in the UK than ever before, but falling wages and rising job insecurity has led to a sharp decline in the quality of work.

More than one in five workers now face precarious employment conditions that mean they could lose their work suddenly. Even with a job, one in eight UK workers are living in poverty so it’s highly likely this applies to some of your employees.

Research shows that job quality, employee health and wellbeing, engagement and productivity are closely linked. It’s in every business’ interest to offer good work. 

Enabling changeFair pay & benefitsSecurity & structureSkills & development

Click and explore each section to find what other employers are doing to ensure good work for all.

The causes of poverty are complex but it’s within every employer’s power to improve the working lives of their people. 

Drawing on insights from Business in the Community members and our Beyond Pay inquiry, the action plan above will help your business take practical steps to improve the situations of your lowest paid employees.

What do we mean by ‘Good Work’?

Our definition of a ‘good job’ is one that offers security, rights and a fair income. A good job also offers the opportunity for personal development and progression and a supportive and inclusive environment in which all employees can thrive.


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