Tags: Living wage

Figures released by the Office of National Statistics have shown that the proportion of workers who are not being paid the living wage is increasing. Six million workers in Britain are currently being paid under the hourly rate, which is calculated to cover the basic cost of living. Over half of the jobs paying less than the…

Survey reveals support for the living wage

In order to understand the nation’s views on the minimum wage and the General Election, CV-Library, a leading UK job board, have conducted an independent survey across a cross-section of over 2,000 of its job-hunters, the results of which have been released this week. The survey revealed that 29 percent of job-hunters feel that, in…

Britain’s top director earns a year’s worth of the living wage in less than an hour

Forty nine minutes after returning to work after the 2013 New Year break Britain’s highest paid director, Simon Peckham, Chief Executive of Melrose, earned as much as a worker on the living wage earns in a year, according to new TUC research looking at directors’ pay in Britain’s top 350 companies published on Friday. Simon…

Evenbreak celebrates Living Wage commitment

The Living Wage Foundation is pleased to announce that leading disability jobboard Evenbreak, has been accredited as a Living Wage employer. The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Evenbreak, regardless of whether they are permanent employees or third-party contractors and suppliers; receive a minimum hourly wage of £7.65 -significantly higher than the national minimum…

Cleaners treated as ‘lowest of the low’ says major new report

In September 2013 the Equality and Human Rights Commission launched a project to examine employment practices in the cleaning sector in England, Scotland and Wales. The findings have now been published in a new report, released today (wednesday), entitled ‘The Invisible Workforce: Employment Practices in the Cleaning Sector’ The contract cleaning industry in Britain has…

Four out of ten people would refuse to buy from retailers who do not pay Living Wage

Consumers will change their buying habits and shop elsewhere if British businesses fail to pay staff a fair wage. According to a survey of more than 1,000 individuals across the UK, most people believe that the country’s continued economic recovery demands a close examination of the UK’s wage structure – and many think that the…

In some parts of the UK, nearly half of jobs pay under the Living Wage

In some parts of Britain nearly half the jobs are paying less than the living wage, the TUC revealed yesterday (Tuesday) to coincide with the 15th anniversary of the introduction of the minimum wage and the second week of the TUC’s Fair Pay Fortnight which runs until Sunday (6 April). TUC analysis of official figures from…

Britain needs a pay rise, says TUC

It will take average-income families until next June to pay off their Christmas debts, according to new analysis published by the TUC today (Friday). The analysis shows how falling real wages and lower household savings will make it harder for borrowers to repay their credit cards and loans in 2014. Last Christmas, one in six…

All local Government workers should be paid at least the Living Wage

More than half the cost of meeting UNISON’s £1.20 pay claim for local government and school support workers would be offset by workers paying higher tax and national insurance contributions and receiving less in tax credits and benefits, according to a new report into the cost of meeting the Living Wage from 1 April 2014. Research for UNISON by the New Policy Institute (NPI)…