National living wage

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Real living wage rise puts pressure on UK government to raise minimum wage
Living Wage Foundation’s minimum rate rises by 40p to £9.90 an hour, largely due to higher fuel costs and rents

Joanna Partridge

15, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Rishi Sunak giving with one hand and taking away with the other, says Labour
Opposition says rise in national living wage will not make up for universal credit cut amid cost-of-living crisis

Rowena Mason Deputy political editor

27, Oct, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Will Sunak’s budget really help ease the cost of living squeeze?
Benefits of increasing minimum wage and unfreezing public sector pay could be eroded by inflation

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

25, Oct, 2021 @9:34 PM

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UK ‘national living wage’ to rise to £9.50 an hour from next April
Government accepts Low Pay Commission’s recommendation of 6.6% increase

Rowena Mason Deputy political editor

25, Oct, 2021 @1:54 PM

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Sunak expected to confirm end to public sector pay freeze
Exclusive: Unions say if departments are not given funding to raise pay then in effect freeze will remain

Heather Stewart Political editor

15, Oct, 2021 @12:13 PM

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£15 UK minimum wage may not be the best way to tackle poverty
Analysis: experts say it may be better to bear down on zero-hours contracts to ensure more reliable work patterns

Richard Partington and Sarah Butler

29, Sep, 2021 @9:55 AM

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Increase for UK's lowest-paid workers comes as household bills rise
Statutory minimum wages go up on same day as inflation-busting increases to utility and phone bills

Miles Brignall

31, Mar, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Morrisons to be first UK supermarket to pay minimum £10 an hour
Bradford-based chain announces it will increase current £9.20 minimum hourly pay from April

Zoe Wood

13, Jan, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Manchester food banks urge Premier League clubs to pay staff real living wage
Cleaners and caterers at City and United are ‘struggling to put food on the table’

Aaron Walawalkar

07, Nov, 2020 @8:00 PM

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New lockdown, same economic victims: young, low-paid workers
Low-paid workers are most at risk of losing their jobs or being furloughed on less than the minimum wage

Larry Elliott and Patrick Collinson

03, Nov, 2020 @6:17 PM

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Freeze on national living wage would be totally wrong, says TUC
Frances O’Grady calls for pay rise pledge to be met, amid speculation it will be scrapped

Gwyn Topham

06, Sep, 2020 @5:15 PM

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UK's lowest paid most at risk during Covid-19 crisis, report finds
Study says 8.6m key workers have jobs with greatest threat to health and finances

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

27, Apr, 2020 @11:01 PM

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