Living wage

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Average pay deal in Britain worth just 2%, data shows
Median basic pay rose 2% in three months to end of October, unchanged for seventh month in a row

Phillip Inman

18, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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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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NHS test-and-trace contractor cuts guaranteed pay by one-third
Workers at Mitie-run mobile testing units will have secure pay slashed from 12 hours to eight after firm wins new contract

Sarah Butler

03, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Don’t be fooled by Rishi Sunak’s conjuring trick | Letters
Letters: The autumn budget makes life harder for many on universal credit, say Robin Spencer and Carolyn Sutton, while Bernie Evans hopes it will provide ammunition for Labour, and Sebastian Monblat is baffled by the idea of cheaper booze


28, Oct, 2021 @5:16 PM

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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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Dixons Carphone to raise worker pay as market for staff heats up
Technology retailer commits to increasing minimum hourly wages amid concerns over UK worker shortages

Sarah Butler and Joanna Partridge

30, Jun, 2021 @6:01 PM

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14 major UK employers join socially focused Purposeful Company scheme
Bosses of FTSE 100 and accountancy firms promise new focus on wellbeing of staff and local communities

Phillip Inman

10, May, 2021 @4:31 PM

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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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