What would be your single economic response to the issue of working poverty? #cgeni

This was one of the questions asked at this morning’s NICVA Centre for Economic Empowerment conference on Generation X and Working Poverty. Working households now make up the majority of those in poverty. Low pay, the rise of part-time and temporary working, high costs of housing and childcare all contribute to the growth. But what practically can government or organisations or individuals do? 26% of NI employees are paid below the Living Wage (£7.45/hour). This is the highest proportion in …

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Bonnie Greer: We have to get young people as creators of the solutions #cgeni

NICVA’s Centre for Economic Empowerment ran the first of three half day conferences on Friday under the banner of Creating the Good Economy For Life with a focus on Generation Y (people born after 1979). Generation X and the Baby Boomers will get their turn later in the year. NICVA CEE wanted the conference to cover: Are the economic difficulties of youth simply a consequence of the recent downturn, which will improve as the economy picks up? Or are the …

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