05/11/2012

Living Wage Proposals Unveiled

If Labour wins the next election they vow to deliver a "living wage" of at least £7.45 per hour for, according to Ed Miliband.

The Living Wage has risen by 25p to £7.45 per hour for those workers across the UK, and to £8.55 per hour for workers in London.

Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith believes benefit changes would allow firms to staff a "living wage".

The Labour leader told the Independent on Sunday: "You go out, slog your guts out... you deserve a decent wage if the company can afford it.

"We've got a growth crisis in Britain, but we've also got a living standards crisis because the proceeds of economic growth are not being fairly distributed any more."

(GK)


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