25 Feb 2024

Working but poor: millions in work and in poverty

The government says the best way out of hardship is to work.

But almost one in seven people working full time are still experiencing food insecurity, according to figures gathered by the Food Foundation and shared exclusively with Channel 4 News.

For those working part time – the figure rises to nearly one in five.

The number of working adults living in poverty has risen 56% in 25 years – and many of them say politicians don’t understand.