Giving more people the living wage will have wider benefits for the economy.
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The number of people on low pay has risen by 147,000 to 5.3 million in the last year, according to new research.
Ensuring a minimum wage of £8 an hour will mean the low paid seeing some of the benefits of the economic recovery.
The call follows a raft of recent reports highlighting inequality as a threat to the global economy.
A living wage for the lowest-paid staff could lead to increased productivity, reduced staff turnover and improved morale.
As with so many of the coalition’s claims of economic recovery, the seemingly buoyant labour market is hiding a much more fragile picture, writes James Bloodworth.
Two new reports show just how little impact economic growth is having in the places that need it most.
New figures from Shelter demonstrate just how precarious the economic recovery still is for many people.
If we believe that a Living Wage should apply to all, then we must be prepared to consider how we achieve it, writes Karen Jennings.