Department for Education: Pay

Department for Education written question – answered on 25th July 2022.

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Photo of Abena Oppong-Asare Abena Oppong-Asare Shadow Exchequer Secretary (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Living Wage Foundation's real wage calculator, if he will make estimate of how many (a) direct employees, (b) contractors and (c) agency workers who work in his Department and relevant agencies and public bodies receive a wage below that of either (i) the UK Real Living Wage outside of Greater London or (ii) the London Living Wage inside of Greater London.

Photo of Will Quince Will Quince Minister of State (Education)

The table below shows the department’s estimate, including its agencies and arm’s length bodies, of the number of direct employees, contractors and agency workers who receive a wage below either the UK Real Living Wage or the London Living Wage.

Table 1: Estimate of the number of people paid below the UK Real Living Wage or the London Living Wage.

Based outside of Greater London and receive a wage below the UK Real Living Wage

Based inside Greater London and receive a wage below the London Living Wage

Direct employees

Less than 1,500 employees

Less than 5 employees

Contractors

0

0

Agency workers

0

0

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