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Be honest – could you raise a family on the Minimum Wage?

The new Living Wage rate for the UK has been announced at an event in York hosted by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF).  The Living Wage outside London will be £7.85 - a 20p increase on last year and higher than the £6.50 National Minimum Wage.

The rate is based on JRF’s Minimum Income Standard research, which considers what income is needed to provide an adequate standard of living.  The Living Wage is paid voluntarily, with organisations accredited by the Living Wage Foundation (LFF). The Living Wage enjoys cross-party support and public backing from the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition.

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