- From the section Business
More than a million carers are in poverty, a new report suggests.
Across the UK, 1.2 million people who provide unpaid care are poverty-stricken, according to the report from the New Policy Institute (NPI).
There are around 5.3 million informal carers around the UK, most of whom provide care for a family member.
The report from the NPI, funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, found that the poverty rate is much higher among working-age adults providing more than 20 hours of care a week.
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From 1 June, small businesses employing up to 30 staff will gradually be obliged to offer their staff pensions, under the auto-enrolment programme.
That includes people who only employ one person, such as a carer or a nanny.