JOBS PAYING LESS THAN REAL LIVING WAGE FALLS TO SEVEN YEAR LOW, STUDY SUGGESTS

JOBS PAYING LESS THAN REAL LIVING WAGE FALLS TO SEVEN YEAR LOW, STUDY SUGGESTS

Figures have been released by KPMG

The number of workers paid below the voluntary "real" living wage has fallen to a seven year low, a new study has suggested.

Research by KPMG found that around a fifth of UK jobs pay below the figure of £9-an-hour, and £10.55 in London, down from 22% in 2018, a fall of 560,000 jobs.

The number of jobs paid less than the real living wage now stands at an estimated 5.19 million, down from a peak of 5.75 million in 2018, according to the analysis.

A growing number of firms have been signing up to pay the real living wage, which is higher than the national living wage of £8.21-an-hour for adults.

The study indicated that around 38% of part-time jobs pay less than the real living wage, compared to only 12% for full-time employees.

Around one in four women earn less than the real living wage, compared with 15% of men, said the report.

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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