This week Business Matters highlights the plight of low paid part-time female workers.

According to trade union report this group are chronically underpaid and suffer from a significant lack of opportunity compared to their male counterparts.

Brighton and Hove performs well in this area with a strong record on the living wage.

But in parts of Sussex a majority are paid less than the living wage.

This part of the workforce may not be considered a pressing priority for business growth.

Some may say low wages and zero hours contracts are needed for ongoing economy recovery.

But it shows the unevenness of the recovery if such a hardworking group are getting paid so little.

It is surely in the interests of a buoyant and sustainable economy to ensure our workforce is fairly rewarded for its efforts.