United Kingdom - More workers are paid below minimum wage - June 1, 2019

A new report from the Low Pay Commission, that made use of the most up to date statistical evidence on the extent of non-compliance with the hourly minimum wage, found that the number of people paid less than the statutory minimum wage in the UK increased in 2018. Almost a quarter of those paid less than the National Living Wage were workers 25 and over. Women are more likely than men to be paid less than the minimum wage. Underpayment is also higher for the youngest and oldest workers. Childcare is the occupation with the highest proportion of underpaid workers.

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