From the outside this Middlesex home looks like any ordinary abode, but open the front door....
List of London employers accredited by the Living Wage Foundation
The People's Millions is a partnership between ITV and Big Lottery Fund where the public decide which community projects get up to £50,000.
A pioneering new deal announced today will capture waste heat from London Underground tunnels and an electrical substation to help warm homes and cut energy bills.
The project is the first of its kind in Europe and will be run through Islington Council's innovative Bunhill Heat and Power heat network, which already supplies more than 700 homes in Islington with greener heating.
Under the new project the network will be expanded to capture and utilise two local sources of waste heat, one from a London Underground ventilation shaft and the other from a sub-station owned and operated by UK Power Networks.
75% of employers report increases in work quality because of the living wage. Other benefits for employers are:
-Increased employee engagement
-Lower staff turnover
-Reduced training and development costs
-Increasing brand recognition for Living Wage mark
The Living Wage is now £8.80 in the capital - and £7.65 in the rest of the UK. The minimum wage is £6.31.
The Living Wage Foundation says the difference between the Minimum Wage and the Living Wage can really change lives.
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- An hourly rate set independently and updated annually
- Calculated according to the basic cost of living in the UK
- Employers choose to pay the Living Wage on a voluntary basis
Mayor Boris Johnson told our Political Correspondent, Simon Harris, why the Living Wage isn't currently statutory.
New London Living Wage is £8.80. National Minimum Wage is £6.31. @itvlondon
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Mayor Boris Johnson has described the London Living Wage as 'pure economic common sense' at Great Ormond Street Hospital this morning.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson will announce how many people in the capital are receiving The London Living Wage later today.
Hundreds of employers have signed up to the charter which sees businesses pay a wage based on the basic cost of living in the capital rather than minimum wage which is more than £2 an hour less.
A third of Londoners say they will put Christmas on the credit card.
And 4% feel they may have to take out a 'pay day loan' in order to make Christmas feel special.
That's according to the results of the annual Christmas survey out today by the Money Advice Service.
40% of those who took part say they are worried about how much they will spend on Christmas this year.
In the capital, the average spend is set to be £433 for all the Christmas trimmings.
The top reasons for overspending included: pressure to please loved ones, wanting to give children the perfect Christmas and being tempted by special deals and offers.
But according to the survey, Londoners will also spend less on Christmas than the 12 other regions in the survey.