In the gigantic economy of the UK, about 25% of employees receive a salary below the minimum. These are the findings of a study conducted by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
It turned out that about 700 thousand people earn less than the mandatory £7.5 per hour. As a rule, such people work in courier services, in the taxi services and other self-employed professions. In total, until August 2017, about 2.8 million people worked for themselves. Among them: individual entrepreneurs, and freelancers. Some used freelancing as additional earnings to the main job. Of these, about 42% worked for courier companies, 37% - on websites such as Task Rabbit, and another 28% looked for money using services similar to Uber.