by Tim Lezard More than 5,000,000 UK workers are being paid lass than the Living Wage, according to today’s report released by KPMG. TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady said: “People deserve a fair day’s pay for an honest day’s work. But low pay is b …

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More than 5,000,000 UK workers are being paid lass than the Living Wage, according to today’s report released by KPMG.

TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady said: “People deserve a fair day’s pay for an honest day’s work. But low pay is blighting the lives of millions of families. And it’s adding to the deficit because it means more spent on tax credits and less collected in tax.

“We have the wrong kind of recovery with the wrong kind of jobs – we need to create far more living wage jobs, with decent hours and permanent contracts.

“The fact is there are employers out there who can afford to pay living wages, but aren’t. It is now time for all responsible employers to commit to adopting this standard, which enables workers to earn just enough to be able to live a decent life.”


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