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Living Wage and Minimum Wage: North West

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 242026, tabled on 8 April 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many and what proportion of jobs in a) the North West b) Merseyside and (c) Wallasey constituency are paid the (i) National Living Wage and (ii) National Minimum Wage.

Answered on

11 April 2019

Through the National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW), the Government ensures that the lowest paid in our society are fairly rewarded for their work. April 2019’s increase to the NLW will see nearly 1.8 million workers in the UK receive a 4.9% pay rise. A full-time worker on the NLW will now be more than £2,750 better off over the year compared to when it was first announced in 2015.

The table below provides estimates for the number and proportion of jobs in the UK and the North West on the NLW and NMW in 2019. The most recent available data for Merseyside and Wallasey shows an estimated 48,900 workers in Merseyside (8.6% of the workforce) and 3,400 workers in Wallasey (10.0%) on the NLW or NMW.

April 2019

National Living Wage

National Minimum Wage

Number of jobs

% of jobs

Number of jobs

% of jobs

UK

1,766,000

7.2%

364,000

10.6%

North West

222,000

8.5%

46,000

12.1%

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