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Living Wage

The Living Wage is an hourly rate, set independently, every year (by the GLA in London). It is calculated according to cost of living and gives the minimum pay rate required for a worker to provide their family with the essentials of life in the UK.

The Living Wage Campaign, launched by the charity Citizens UK in 2001 has been a big motivating factor for the UK government as they have pushed for the living wage to rise so more families can earn enough to have a basic standard of living and escape poverty. Read more here

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