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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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TUC: Firms cannot plead poverty over Living Wage

The TUC has called for more employers to pay the Living Wage so that millions of workers can benefit from the initiative.

It was announced this morning that the new rate of Living Wage is £8.55 an hour in London and £7.45 elsewhere - both rates having been increased by 25p.

We commend those employers who have already signed up to it.

However, it is essential that more companies follow suit. We want millions to benefit from a living wage, not thousands. It is simply not good enough for large companies to plead poverty at a time when their cash reserves are increasing.

– TUC General Secretary Designate Frances O’Grady

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