Newham worst in the capital for low pay

PUBLISHED: 11:50 04 November 2016 | UPDATED: 11:50 04 November 2016

Stats out today reveal Newham is home to one of the highest numbers of people battling to get by on less than the London living wage. Picture: PA images

Stats out today reveal Newham is home to one of the highest numbers of people battling to get by on less than the London living wage. Picture: PA images

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Newham has the highest number of residents on low pay in London, a survey out today reveals.

Statistics by the New Policy Institute show 34 per cent of the borough’s residents earn less than the living wage, a 10pc increase from 2010, making it the highest in inner London.

Neighbouring borough Barking and Dagenham has the second highest number of residents on low pay at 31pc.

Newham also had one of the largest increases in low-paid jobs since 2010, moving from 17pc to 29pc.

Women have suffered most making up 58pc of low paid jobs across London.

Director of grants and policies Mubin Haq from Trust for London which funded the study said: “There is still a long way to go to making sure Londoners are paid fairly.”

The London living wage rose at the end of last month to £9.75 an hour.


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