New part-time or flexible job vacancies are necessary to enable workless people in low-income households to enter the jobs market on a flexible basis, and for people in low-paid part-time work to progress to new jobs with better pay while retaining their flexibility.
The report shows that:
- parents, older people and disabled people need to earn at least £10.63 per hour to meet basic minimum income standards – the target pay threshold for a ‘quality’ job;
- 1.9 million people could benefit from a quality flexible job and have the necessary qualifications, of whom 202,300 are in poverty;
- demand for flexible jobs (47 per cent across all salary levels) is far in excess of supply (6.2 per cent of all quality vacancies).