Lord Hylton – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Cabinet Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Lord Hylton on 2015-11-17.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many directly employed government staff currently receive less than the Living Wage.

Lord Bridges of Headley

Every employer in the country will pay the National Living Wage, including all Government departments and their contractors.

The latest data available suggests that 867 current Civil Servants will benefit directly from the National Living Wage from April 2016 as announced by the Chancellor. We estimate that over 20,000 employees will benefit by the end of this parliament.