Five million paid less than Living Wage, says KPMG
One in five workers in the UK is paid less than required for a basic standard of living, a report has claimed.
The proportion is much higher among waiters and bar staff, at up to 90% of workers, the research for accountants KPMG suggested.
It claimed that nearly five million people failed to command the Living Wage - a pay packet that enabled a basic standard of living.
Head of Corporate Social Responsibility for KPMG and author of the report Mike Kelly