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One in four people 'trapped in low paid jobs'

A quarter of low paid workers are permanently stuck in poorly paid jobs in the UK with little chance of earning more, according to new research.
The Social Mobility Commission said low pay was "endemic" in the UK, with women more likely to get stuck on low pay.
It found just one in six low paid workers had managed to escape from poorly paid jobs in the last decade.
The report defines low pay as hourly earnings below two-thirds of the median hourly wage, which was £8.10 last year.
The median hourly wage for an average person across the entire British workforce was £12.10 per hour in 2016, according to the report.

'Scarring effect'

"This lack of pay progress can have a huge scarring effect on people's lifetime living standards," Conor Darcy, a senior policy analyst with think tank Resolution Foundation, which carried out the research, said.
He called for "a more comprehensive response from business and government" to help people earn more.
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