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Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 40882, tabled on 20 July 2022

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.

Answered on

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.