London Living Wage

A Living Wage Without the Law

Kitty Ussher | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Politics
Kitty Ussher

For politicians seeking to raise the pay at the bottom, by all means celebrate those firms that embrace a Living Wage, but don't forget to focus on these structural issues.

IDS Has Most Government Staff On 'Poverty Wages'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK Politics

Iain Duncan Smith's Department for Work and Pensions has nearly two-thirds of government workers on less than the living wage of £7.65 per hour, acco...

London Needs Its Own Minimum Wage

David Lammy | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
David Lammy

A London minimum wage may not be a panacea for all poverty in the capital, but it will provide a number of families with increased financial stability, and it will do so without jeopardising London's job market.

One In Five Paid 'Below Living Wage'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK Politics

One in five British workers earns below the so-called living wage, a report has revealed. Using the most recent figures available the study found 2...

Treating People Right: The Living Wage Is About More Than Money

Charlie Mowat | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK
Charlie Mowat

Treating employees with dignity and respect is not just good for people, it's good for business. Research shows that workers are more productive when they're happier,

The Wage of Dave

Dannie Grufferty | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Dannie Grufferty

We can bemoan the privatisation agenda all we like, but it exists nonetheless, and I'd rather spend my time supporting students to work with other workers and unions to negotiate better conditions, including a living wage.

Olympics Living Wage Legacy

Neil Jameson | Posted 07.10.2012 | UK Politics
Neil Jameson

This week, London will celebrate not one, but two great traditions. The first, of course, is the Olympic tradition: a global reaffirmation of the values of athletic performance and fair competition. The second is the still-contested tradition of paying a fair living wage to all willing workers.

Guilty Pleasures: Can You Be Green and Still Get a Good Gag?

Baroness Jones | Posted 30.05.2012 | UK Politics
Baroness Jones

On Wednesday 4 April the London Green Party will host its second comedy fundraiser at the Leicester Square Theatre, headlined by Alistair McGowan and Scott Capurro. It will raise money for the forthcoming London elections, when I'm running for Mayor.

Boris Johnson and the Angel in the Marble

David Cowan | Posted 07.03.2012 | UK Politics
David Cowan

Boris Johnson is the darling of the Tory grassroots. From the pulpit of his Telegraph column he has hurled bread to his Tory base. His support for tax...