Friday, 2 June 2017

Low-Paid Must Cover Rent By Working Equivalent Of Morning Per Day

Low-paid workers are slogging for the equivalent of a morning per day just to cover the cost of their rent, according to Shelter. The housing charity's analysis of Office for National Statistics (ONS) earnings figures suggests people in this income group in the UK would have to work for 15 hours of their working week just to cover their rent costs - equating to a morning a day. It said that with private rents "sky high", full-time workers on a low wage face shelling out 44% of their income to live in a typical one-bedroom home. People in this group tend to earn between £16,000 and £23,000 a year. Read more on the Belfast Telegraph website.

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