Turn2us research: BAME workers take biggest financial hit from coronavirus pandemic

Workers from black and ethnic minority groups are more likely to experience financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a survey by national poverty charity, Turn2us.

The research, which surveyed 2,064 people of working age across the UK, revealed how 58% of BAME workers have had their employment affected since the start of the pandemic, compared to 47% of White workers. People of Bangladeshi descent are most affected with 80% reporting a change in their employment circumstances, compared to 63% of Black African or Black British workers; 58% of those of Pakistani descent; and 55% of the UK’s Indian population.

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