The Living Wage rate for workers in the capital is to increase by 25p an hour to £8.55, the Mayor of London has announced. Labour leader Ed Miliband is to unveil plans for a national equivalent of £7.20 per hour.
Miliband's plans to introduce 'living wage' for five million Britons
Labour leader Ed Miliband will today meet with leaders of Labour local authorities across Britain who are implementing the Living Wage and discuss the next steps of the campaign.
His speech is aimed at five million people who he says "aren't earning the living wage":
"People who got up early this morning, spent hours getting to work - who are putting in all the effort they can - but who often don't get paid enough to look after their families, to heat their homes, feed their kids, care for elderly relatives and plan for the future."