Today sees the start of the fourth annual Living Wage Week (1 – 7 November), and the launch of a new phase in the Living Wage campaign in the UK. There has never been a more crucial moment to strengthen the movement for Living Wages.
When George Osborne announced his new minimum wage rate of £7.20 it seemed a glimmer of hope amidst a challenging budget. The cuts to tax credits could leave many low-paid workers actually worse off, but at least employers are being asked to play their part in moving Britain away from a low-wage economy.
Today (16 October 2014) is Blog Action Day. Thousands of bloggers around the world are talking about inequality. Here’s our contribution: a collection of pictures, which explain why we need to Close the Gap between rich and poor in the UK.