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Thousands of workers set for pay rise

08 November, 2017, 00:32 | Author: Samuel Sharp
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The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, today announced a landmark increase in the London Living Wage, from £9.75 to £10.20 per hour - a 4.6 per cent rise and the first time the wage has been more than £10.

The so-called "real living wage" will increase by 45p to #10.20 an hour in London and by 30p to #8.75 in the rest of the country, with more than 3,600 employers signed up to the rates, which are higher than the statutory National Living Wage of #7.50 for over 25-year-olds.

Dr Wanda Wyporska, the executive director of The Equality Trust, said: "It's incredible to see so numerous UK's largest businesses refuse to pay their staff a living wage".

The announcements come after new research published by KPMG yesterday showed that 5.5 million people across the United Kingdom are still paid less than the real Living Wage, equivalent to one in five workers, or 21% of the United Kingdom workforce.

ShareAction's Clare Richards said that although the rise in wages was "good news", Lidl could still do more.

The "real" living wage is set independently by the Living Wage Foundation.


They are different to the government's compulsory National Living Wage, which is now set at £7.05 for under 25s and £7.50 an hour for over 25s.

As the fastest growing supermarket our business is continuing to go from strength to strength, and it's only right that we show our commitment to our colleagues in the same way that they commit to the business and our customers each and every day.
Currently, businesses do not need to pay it but can sign up to it voluntarily. More than 16,000 employees will benefit from the change.

Sadiq Khan added: "Paying the London Living Wage is not only the action of a responsible organisation, but a successful one too".

It's important to note that the "real" living wage is different from the government's national minimum wage, now known as the National Living Wage (if you're over 25).

Chapman recognised the Hackney Citizen as an accredited LLW employer, saying: "We have lots of small businesses as well as big household names like IKEA, Aviva, Chelsea and Everton Football Clubs and many more".

The Citizen has paid its staff London Living Wage since it was first introduced in 2011, and editor Keith Magnum said he was "delighted" to receive the recognition.

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