The Joseph Rowntree Foundation estimates that single
people in Britain need a pre-tax income of £13,400 a year
before the cost of rents are added on to this amount.
Taking in to account that most rents Start at between £140
& £160 a week, then that is an add on of between £7,280 &
£8320 a year.
This means that we are talking of between £20,680 &
£21,720 a year.
The average salary for most library workers is circa
£4,000-£6,000 BELOW that amount.
All of which illustrates both why Library Workers should
be better paid,
Just why Library Workers need to gain a Key Worker status.