150,000 social care workers paid below legal minimum wage, research reveals
"At least 150,000 workers in the social care sector may be getting paid less than the minimum wage, according to research by Kings College London.
"A study of figures from one of the largest data sets on social care pay, reveals that around 9% or 110,000 care workers in England are being paid less than the minimum wage, five times the government's own estimate of the problem.
"If the figures are extrapolated across the UK, this amounts to between 150,000 and 200,000 workers who are being paid less than the legal minimum, according to Dr Shereen Hussein of Kings College, an expert in pay issues in the social care sector. Office for National Statistics figures point to only 27,000 social care workers who are working below national minimum wage levels."
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"150,000 social care workers paid below legal minimum wage, research reveals", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2011. Consulté le 04/10/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/150-000-social-care-workers-paid-below-legal-minimum-wage-research-reveals