World at 8 Wednesday 4 September 2013

World at 8 Wednesday 4 September 2013

Poverty Britain, It is not getting better

4.8m Britons ‘earn below living wage’ and the average worker has lost £30.30 since financial crisis began.
Low Pay Britain 2013 published by the Resolution Foundation shows the Economic downturn has pushed a further 1.4 million employees below the Living Wage — the rate deemed necessary for a basic standard of living.
It also shows that 4.8 million Britons (20 per cent of all employees) earn below the Living Wage — a leap from 3.4 million (14 per cent) at the height of the recession in 2009.
Alongside this report the Trades Union Congress says average pay fell 6.3% from 2007 to 2012, a real-terms loss of £30.30 for those working a 40-hour week.

Highlights of the news today Wednesday 4th September 2013
Parliament’s porn — Now we know why they miss the votes
UK: Rapist May Have HIV From Greater Manchester Victim
4.8m Britons ‘earn below living wage’
UK Workers Take Home £30 Less a Week Since Financial Crisis
Greece Will Need 10 Years to Bring Unemployment Under 20%
Believe it or Not Just Thirty-One Spaniards Found Work in August
Unemployment Rates Vary Hugely Between EuroZone Countries
Mixed-Race Adoption the Norm in Sweden
Putin warns against military action against Syria, bypassing UNSC
Ohio kidnapper Ariel Castro found hanged in cell
‘Female vigilante’ taunts Mexican police
Thought for the Day — Holland has more than clogs to offer Europe!
And finally- Dog cocked leg to extinguish Nazi bombUK NEWS


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