One in five workers in the UK are paid less than the ‘living wage’ according the research published today by accountancy firm KPMG.
Some 4.82 million people are under the voluntary rate of pay that some employers give their staff, designed to enable workers to afford a basic standard of living.
The KPMG research found the proportion is much higher among waiters and bar staff, at up to 90% of workers.
The living wage rate is £8.30 an hour in London and £7.20- outside. This compares to the national minimum wage rate of £6.19 an hour….