Katherine Champan, Director of the Living Wage Foundation, said:
"We welcome any pay rise for low paid workers especially now in these uncertain times with speculations about food and other prices set to rise. The reality however is that fifth of UK workers aren't paid enough to live on. There's still a gap between the government minimum and our real Living Wage of £8.45 in the UK and £9.75 in London which is based on what family's need to earn to meet everyday costs. We encourage as many businesses who can to join our movement of 3000 UK employers who are going further to pay a real Living Wage because a hard day's work deserves a fair day's pay."
We are a movement of businesses, organisations and people who believe a hard day's work deserves a fair day's pay. The Living Wage Foundation is the organisation at the heart of the Living Wage Movement.