November 2, 2017
Low and middle-income parents want to work, want permanent jobs with a sense of purpose and put a premium on job security - but inadequate pay, a lack of affordable childcare and poor opportunities for progression are holding them back, a survey by Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and Working Families finds. 
More than two fifths (43%) of part-time workers want to work more hours but are prevented from doing so (see below).
And working parents want permanent jobs (71%).
The UK unemployment rate currently stands at 4.3%, the lowest since 1975 (2).