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Five million paid less than Living Wage, says KPMG

29 October 2012 Last updated at 12:20 GMT

One in five workers in the UK is paid less than required for a basic standard of living, a report has claimed.

The proportion is much higher among waiters and bar staff, at up to 90% of workers, the research for accountants KPMG suggested.

It claimed that nearly five million people failed to command the Living Wage - a pay packet that enabled a basic standard of living.

Head of Corporate Social Responsibility for KPMG and author of the report Mike Kelly