22 July 2019 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal
About 39 per cent of people have not been able to make it into work as a result of not having enough funds to pay for the commute, according to research from employee benefit firm Hastee Pay and research firm Vitreous World.
Workers are routinely struggling to cover the cost of travelling to work, which threatens their right to earn their way out of debt, states the study.
Younger workers are the most likely to be unable to make it into work because
they do not have access to additional funds.
This was the case for 60 per cent of 18-24-year-olds, 52 per cent of 25-34-year-olds and 51 per cent of those aged 35-44 during 2019. Researchers questioned 2,000 respondents across the UK.
Separately, a report by watchdog Transport Focus, also published this week, said that as much as £100 million remains unclaimed from train operators for service lateness every year.