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Sunday, 27 October 2013

Hundreds of thousands trapped in swamp of minimum wage work

A new report by the Resolution Foundation confirms that a quarter of those on the national minimum wage (NMW) have been stuck on the rate for at least five years. Women make up 73% of all those who have only held minimum wage jobs in the past five years and the report finds that ‘for parts of the UK's minimum wage workforce – in particular women, part-time workers and those who ended up or remained in wholesale and retail roles – the minimum wage has been a reality for an extended period of time’