Delivering Levelling Up? How secure work can reduce regional inequality

Think tank: The Work Foundation

Author(s): Rebecca Florisson

September 27, 2023

This report from UK think tank the Work Foundation looks at how secure work can reduce regional inequality.

This new report reveals the regions with the highest and lowest levels of ‘severely insecure’ work (employment that is involuntarily temporary or part-time, or when multiple forms of insecurity come together, such as casual or zero-hours contracts, or low or unpredictable pay).

The study focuses on the nine Mayoral Combined Authorities and Greater London, where over a third of England’s workforce – 11 million workers – live. Of these workers, 2.2 million (19.4%) are in severely insecure work.