Low-paid Britons now number five million, think tank concludes
A record five million UK workers are now in low-paid jobs, research from a think tank suggests.
Those earning less than two thirds of median hourly pay - equivalent to £7.69 an hour - rose by 250,000 to 5.2m last year, the Resolution Foundation said.
It said a "growing rump" of low-paid jobs was a problem for ministers because it kept tax revenues low.
Andy Moore reports.
26 Oct 2014
- From the section UK