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Councils discuss living wage

Staff at some councils could soon be paid a so called "living wage" as part of a scheme to pay workers enough to provide an "acceptable standard of living".

Sheffield council is meeting later this week to discuss paying its workers the hourly rate of more than £7.

The idea has been backed by Labour Leader and Doncaster North MP Ed Miliband who today said that local authorities in Leeds and York were "starting along the path" to adopting the scheme as well.