I attended a parliamentary event where I joined calls for the real living wage to be paid.
In Delyn, 12% of workers, 15,000 in total, earn less than the voluntary Living Wage. In Wales, this figure is 23%, a total of 255,000 people. This occurs with the backdrop of gross domestic household income in Wales currently standing at £16,341. That’s 14% below the national average, while the rate of relative low income (after housing costs) is 23%.
The 2017 child poverty rate in Delyn stands at 18%.
Sadly, there are no Living Wage accredited employers headquartered in Delyn. But this does not mean that there are no Living Wage employers in Delyn. There may be some branches of businesses who operate in Delyn and pay the Living Wage. Read more “Calling for the real Living Wage”