Tags: Living wage

Extent of low pay in the public sector is twice as high as previously thought

New research from nef reveals the full extent of public sector’s low pay problem. The calculations reveal that: Public services employ one million low wage workers: this number is double previous estimates which did not account for workers in outsourced services. Local authorities directly employ roughly the same proportion of low wage workers as the private sector: 1 in 4 local…

The living wage can boost productivity and tax revenues, says the TUC

Commenting on the report published today (Sunday) by the IPPR and Resolution Foundation, which calls on the government to persuade more private sector companies to pay the living wage, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: ‘The more companies who can be persuaded to pay the living wage the better. As well as boosting employee productivity,…