Sir Thomas Legg's report on MP's expenses raises a very interesting issue: how much should a cleaner be paid?
Legg think that £2000 is the most an MP should pay for a cleaner in a year. That's bad, very bad. That's a damn low wage. On the basis that that cleaner works 5 hours a week (not much) that just covers them being paid the London Living Wage (£7.45/hour). Which sounds all very well and lovely, but say someone does 10 hours a week? That's well below the National Minimum Wage (£5.80/hour). I don't know what he's based all his figures on, or how he's worked out his methodology, but it's interesting and shred some light on how he's worked all his figures out