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ONE IN 20 workers in Britain do not receive any paid holidays, a study by the Resolution Foundation has found.
Research released by the think tank has exposed the serious scale of illegal working practices in Britain.
It found that workers over the age of 65 are most likely not to receive the legal entitlement of 28 days a year for paid holidays.
Older workers are also more likely than younger workers to receive less than the minimum wage.
Those working in the hospitality industry tend to miss out on workplace entitlements more than any other group.
The report also said that one in 10 workers do not receive their pay slips, and that workers on zero-hours contracts employed in firms employing less than 25 people are least likely to receive them.
Resolution Foundation senior economic analyst Lindsay Judge called for more serious enforcement of labour market rules.
She said: “The UK has a multitude of rules to govern its labour market, from maximum hours to minimum pay, but these rules can only become a reality if they are properly enforced.
“Labour market violations remain far too common, with millions of workers missing out on basic entitlements to a pay slip, holiday entitlement and the minimum wage.
“Our analysis suggests that, while violations take place across the labour market, the government should also prioritise investigations into sectors like hotels and restaurants, along with firms who make large use of atypical employment contracts, as that’s where abuse is most prevalent.”
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