Fifth 'paid less than living wage'

Press Association
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One in five British workers are paid less than the living wage, a study has found.

Some 4.82 million UK workers receive less than the living wage, the rate of pay designed to enable workers to afford a basic standard of living, the KPMG research shows. The rate is currently £8.30 an hour in London and £7.20 in the rest of the country, compared with the national minimum wage rate of £6.19 an hour.