This Living Wage Week, Think Of The Millions Of Britons Still Working For Poverty Wages

The National Minimum Wage was a proud achievement of the last Labour government, but whilst it set a legal floor and tackled the very worst low pay abuses, it didn’t eliminate poverty pay. That’s why the Living Wage campaign (and since 2011, the Living Wage Foundation) are so important – setting an independent and verifiable level of pay which meets the most basic needs (quite literally, a wage upon which someone can be reasonably expected to live) and then campaigning for employers to pay it.

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