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London Living Wage up to £8.55

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.

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Scottish Government commits to new Living Wage

The Scottish Government has renewed its commitment to the Living Wage after the rate was increased from £7.20 to £7.45.

The requirement to pay the Living Wage was introduced in the Scottish Government's pay policy in 2011-12 and the new rate will apply from April next year.

We fully support the principles of the Living Wage Campaign, which encourages all employers to reward their staff fairly. That is why the commitment to pay the Living Wage is part of the Scottish Government's public sector pay policy for the third year running.

– Scottish Finance Secretary John Swinney

The Scottish Government has control over the pay for most civil servants in central government, government agencies, non-departmental public bodies and the NHS.

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