Living Wage


Living wage report notes 'pressing concern' of wage costs

28 Nov 2018 | By Andrew Don

Report recognises that 75% of convenience retailers are reducing the number of hours that they employ staff for

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There's a strong business case for paying the living wage

08 Nov 2018

Rewarding employees fairly can be a driver for growth


Number of convenience sector jobs declines 5% in past year

06 Sep 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Increases in the national living wage and national minimum wage have ramped up pressure, says a new report from the ACS

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How pay stacks up at the supermarkets

09 Aug 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

We look at how wage levels at Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Asda, Aldi, Lidl, M&S and Iceland compare

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Slush Puppie becomes accredited Living Wage employer Subscription

24 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

The manufacturer is paying a minimum hourly wage of at least £8.45 per hour outside the capital and £9.75 in London

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ACS warns Jeremy Corbyn over Labour 'real living wage' pledge Subscription

10 Apr 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The national living wage is set to reach 60% of median earnings by 2020

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GMB calls on Park Royal food companies to pay £10 an hour Subscription

15 Mar 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Union argues companies including Bakkavor, Eat and Charlie Bigham’s should adopt Living Wage Foundation’s recommended rate

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Lidl living wage commitment drives up its wage bill by 16% Subscription

10 Feb 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Rapid UK expansion saw average staff numbers grow 8.5% to 16,471 employees

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As the poverty line moves, no wonder employers are under pressure to pay more Subscription

07 Dec 2016 | By Megan Tatum

The number of people in poverty in a working family is 55% – a record high, says a new report published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. The face of poverty is shifting, but what can be done about the problem?


Lidl to pay all staff new higher Living Wage Foundation rate Subscription

24 Nov 2016 | By Megan Tatum

As of March next year the retailer will pay a minimum of £8.45 per hour, and £9.45 in London

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National living wage threatening independents, claims NFRN

07 Nov 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The NFN says the new wage rates will result in reduced staff hours, job losses and eventually store closures…

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M&S wage changes to be cited in parliament living wage debate

26 Oct 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

M&S Food Hall The debate was proposed by living wage campaigner Siobhain McDonagh MP

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National living wage has triggered UK 'financial distress' Subscription

11 Oct 2016 | By Megan Tatum

The number of companies struggling financially has risen by 23% to nearly 100,000 across the UK over the last six months

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Indie retailers slash staff numbers in light of wage hikes Subscription

08 Sep 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

There are 3,000 fewer jobs in the sector than last year despite 500 new store openings

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Majestic Wine becomes accredited Living Wage employer

04 Jul 2016 | By Megan Tatum

All 1,200 staff at the wine specialist will now be paid a minimum of £8.25 per hour, or £9.40 in London

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Usdaw calls for Marks & Spencer to discuss staff wage changes Subscription

27 Jun 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

M&S said it was consulting with its Business Involvement Group rather than Usdaw

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P&H warns national living wage will lead to staff cuts Subscription

16 May 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

One in three independent convenience retailers say wage will force them to reduce staff hours and increase their prices

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Unite hits out at food companies over national living wage Subscription

13 May 2016 | By Kevin White

An increasing number of companies operating in the food sector are “going against the spirit” of the NLW

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National living wage could spark spate of collapses - Begbies Traynor Subscription

20 Apr 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Almost 60,000 companies in the UK were in a “dire” financial state when NLW was implemented

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'Some stores will close' as NLW comes into force Subscription

07 Apr 2016 | By Megan Tatum

Half of independent retailers are worried they won’t be able to afford the new national living wage



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