Almost a quarter of all jobs outside London are now paid below the living wage, a new government study has revealed.
In total, 23.2 per cent of jobs outside the capital pay less than £7.65 an hour – rising to more than 40 per cent for those in part time work, according to the Office for National Statistics.
Women are also much more likely to be left in positions paying barely above the legal limit. Across the UK just under a third of jobs carried out by women pay less than the living wage.
Almost a quarter of all jobs outside London are now paid below the living wage, a new government study has revealed
Women in London in London, however, are significantly less likely to earn poverty wages, the ONS research says.
Across the capital, just 22 per cent of jobs carried out by women are paid less than the living wage compared to 28.5 per cent across the rest of the country.
While Londoners are more likely to be better paid, a significant majority are still stuck in jobs which pay less than the living wage.