One in four northerners earn less than 'real living wage', says study

Many in north of England on zero-hours contracts earn under £9 an hour, says IPPR

One in four workers in the north of England are paid less than the “real living wage” of £9 an hour, a study has found.

The rise of zero-hours contracts and a decade of stagnant wages has left 1.6 million northerners earning less than what they need to live, according to the thinktank IPPR North.

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