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Number of workers below living wage a 'national scandal'

The Government needs to do more to cut the number of low-paid workers and end the "national scandal" of trained employees earning less than a living wage, a new report from the Living Wage Commission.

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Majority in poverty 'now live in working households'

The majority of people living in poverty in the UK are from "working households", according to the chair of the Living Wage Commission.

The Archbishop of York said:

Working and still living in poverty is a national scandal. For the first time, the majority of people in poverty in the UK are now in working households.

The campaign for a Living Wage has been a beacon of hope for the millions of workers on low wages struggling to make ends meet.

If the Government now commits to making this hope a reality, we can take a major step towards ending the strain on all of our consciences. Low wages equals living in poverty.

– Archbishop of York

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