Work, Pensions and Equality

The Work, Pensions and Equality Policy Commission is charged with developing Labour’s policy on social security, poverty and equalities. This includes how we tackle low pay, reduce inequality and promote fairness.

The members of the Policy Commission are drawn from the National Policy Forum, the Shadow Cabinet and the National Executive Committee. Its membership reflects all parts of our movement, including Labour party members, affiliated organisations and elected politicians.


The Commission is consulting on how to tackle in-work poverty and reduce working-age inequalities. This includes the causes behind the record number of working people living in poverty and growing levels of child and pensioner poverty. More broadly, we will look at working-age inequalities, including the gender and BAME pay gaps and how best to support disabled people into work.

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