Minimum wage

Real living wage: are you about to get a pay rise?
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Real living wage: are you about to get a pay rise?

More than 4,700 businesses have agreed to increase their staff’s hourly rate
5 Nov 2018
Amazon accused of cutting benefits to fund pay rises
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Amazon accused of cutting benefits to fund pay rises

Trillion-dollar company eliminates bonuses and stock awards for hourly workers
5 Oct 2018
How much money you need for a decent standard of living
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How much money you need for a decent standard of living

More than 19 million people in UK living on incomes below required level
3 Jul 2018
Pay gap grows between workers and bosses
The pay gap between bosses and their workers has grown over the past two decades
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Pay gap grows between workers and bosses

New analysis marks 20 years since the introduction of the national minimum wage
2 Jan 2018
Argos named and shamed among minimum wage offenders
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Argos named and shamed among minimum wage offenders

Retailer now owned by Sainsbury's admits it underpaid staff by £2.4m in February
17 Aug 2017
Church 'hypocritical' for offering jobs below living wage
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Church 'hypocritical' for offering jobs below living wage

Church of England advertised a job at £6.50 an hour – £1.35 below the living wage
23 Feb 2015
UNDERPAID? The living wage goes up today
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UNDERPAID? The living wage goes up today

Support for the living wage increases, but campaigners say more must be done for working families
3 Nov 2014

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UK unemployment down – but so is the average wage
Unemployment figures nearing six-year low
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UK unemployment down – but so is the average wage

Economists warn of 'paymageddon' as average wages see 'shock' fall for the first time in five years
13 Aug 2014
OBAMA: State of the Union lacks 'audacity of hope '
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OBAMA: State of the Union lacks 'audacity of hope '

President promises action on 'bread-and-butter' issues, but 'audacity of hope' has evaporated
29 Jan 2014
Osborne's call for minimum wage rise is 'cunning politics'
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Osborne's call for minimum wage rise is 'cunning politics'

Press agrees rise is needed, but says timing of announcement is attack on Ed Miliband
17 Jan 2014
Why a minimum wage hike? It could cut £1bn from welfare bill
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Why a minimum wage hike? It could cut £1bn from welfare bill

And if small businesses keep protesting it's a lousy idea, Cameron can always blame Nick Clegg
8 Jan 2014