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(6) The voluntary living wage

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(6) The voluntary living wage

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(6)     The voluntary living wage

The use of the term 'national living wage' to describe the highest statutory minimum wage rate is likely to cause some confusion. This is because for some years now the Living Wage Foundation (a campaigning organisation) has encouraged UK employers to pay a 'real' living wage which is considerably higher than the statutory minimum. The Foundation's current living wage rates, announced on 11 November 2019, are £10.75 per hour in Greater London and £9.30 in the provinces. The reason the Foundation's rates are higher is that they are calculated by reference to the actual cost

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