Low pay in the UK, Apr 2016

Release date: 26 October 2016 9:30am


  • Low pay in the UK: Apr 2016

    Bulletin presents statistics on the number of employee jobs with pay less than the National Minimum Wage or the new National Living Wage in the UK


  • Distribution of low-paid jobs by 10 pence bands

    Annual estimates of the number and proportion of UK jobs paying below various 10 pence thresholds and the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage, by employee age group, from 1998 to 2023.

  • Jobs paid below minimum wage by category

    Number of UK jobs paid below minimum wage by sex, age, occupation and industry, and region, annual estimates, 1998 to 2023. Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings.

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National Statistics

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