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Living Wage Foundation Responds to Governments April 2020 Rise in National Living Wage

Today the government announced the national living wage is to rise by 6.2% in April 2020 to £8.72. This rate will apply to workers over 25 only.

Katherine Chapman, Director of the Living Wage Foundation, said:

“Today’s announcement will be welcome news for low paid workers. There are still over 5 million workers in the UK earning less than the real Living Wage and many families will have struggled with extra costs over the holidays, so this increase in the minimum wage provides a vital pay boost.

However, there is a still a gap between the government minimum and the real Living Wage, independently calculated based on what it costs to live. There are almost 6,000 employers that have voluntarily committed to pay a real Living Wage to make sure everyone who works for them, including cleaners and sub-contractors, earn a wage they can live on. We now need to see more businesses show leadership, step up, and do the same." 

Make a hard day's work mean a fair day's pay today and become a real Living Wage Employer.

31st December 2019
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