London Living Wage should rise further to reflect higher cost of living in the capital

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  The London Living Wage should increase to reflect the increased cost of living in the capital, including the growth of households renting privately, the Resolution Foundation says today (Wednesday) in its review of the Living Wage. The Resolution Foundation report to the Living Wage Commission highlights the success of the campaign for firms to … Continued

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National Living Wage to present bigger challenge in lower-paying areas such as Clackmannanshire, Dumfries and Galloway

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Nearly one-third of all employees working in Clackmannanshire and Dumfries and Galloway are set to benefit from the new National Living Wage by 2020, according to new analysis published today (Monday) by the Resolution Foundation. The analysis shows that the impact of the National Living Wage (NLW) – the new wage floor of £7.20 an … Continued

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Action needed to successfully implement National Living Wage in lower-paying cities such as Sheffield and Birmingham

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Managing major increases in the legal wage floor will be a key first test of new devolved economic leadership arrangements Implementing the new National Living Wage will be toughest in lower-paying city regions such as Sheffield, Nottingham and Birmingham, where over a quarter of all employees will be affected by 2020, according to new analysis … Continued

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Half of all employers expect to be affected by the new National Living Wage

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  Employers most likely to say they’ll manage higher costs by improving productivity Over half of all employers (54%) say the new National Living Wage (NLW) will have an effect on their wage bill, with three in ten of those organisations that will be affected by the new higher wage floor planning to raise productivity … Continued

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Three in ten female workers set to benefit from new ‘National Living Wage’

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  3.2m workers in total to gain directly from policy, with further 2.8m benefitting from ‘ripple effect’ Three in every ten (29 per cent) female employees in the country are set to receive pay rises as a result of the new ‘National Living Wage’, according to a new report published today (Thursday) by independent think-tank … Continued

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