One in five earn under living wage
THE number of jobs not paying the socalled real living wage has increased by 300,000 to more than six million, according to new research.
Just over one in five roles now pay below the voluntary rate of £10.20 an hour in London and £8.75 in the rest of the country, said the Living Wage Foundation.
Its analysis of official figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed there were just under three million full-time and 3.3 million part-time jobs paying less than the living wage, which is higher than the statutory national figure of £7.83 an hour for adults.
The biggest percentage of positions paying below the voluntary rate are in Northern Ireland, the East Midlands, Wales, Yorkshire and the Humber, and the North East, said the report.