Almost 30% of women are paid below the living wage

13 Oct

Almost thirty per cent of women are paid below the living wage, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics. The government stats authority says 29 per cent of women workers earn less than the level calculated to provide a basic standard of living. The figures compare to 18 per cent of men who are missing out on the rate of pay, currently set at £7.85 an hour over most of the UK and £9.15 in London, where living costs are higher.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.independent.co.uk

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