To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many external contractors working for the NHS receive a salary that is less than the national living wage as determined by the Living Wage Foundation as of 20 July 2022.
5 September 2022
The information requested is not held centrally. Private providers determine the rates of pay for staff according to employment contracts and local conditions. However, some contractors may choose to emulate arrangements used in the National Health Service, including annual pay awards.