Published: 3rd Nov 2014

The UK is in the midst of a low pay crisis. Over 5 million people do not earn a wage which is sufficient to afford them a ‘decent’ quality of life. Wages across a raft of sectors are not rising in line with the cost of living and particularly costs associated with housing, fuel and food. Coupled with the reform of the welfare system around income support and tax credits, it is clear that people in work and on low pay are the demographic facing the biggest growing challenges in terms of poverty. In recent years, there has been an exponential growth in the recognition of the importance of organisations across all sectors paying their staff a Living Wage in order to address the problem of low pay. The Living Wage Foundation is an important lobbying voice on the low pay agenda and a number of local authorities and businesses … (To read the full article, subscribe below)