4 January 2012
The Independent on Sunday
A study by Queen Mary has shown that more than £33m extra has been paid to workers on the ‘living wage’ since 2010. Firms including Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, L’Oréal and the retailer Lush are now committed to paying £8.30 an hour rather than the national minimum wage of £6.08 for staff in London who are over 21. Professor Wills, who carried out the research, said that those who have so far benefited from the campaign represent a “drop in the ocean”. Citizens UK is in talks with Tesco to commit to paying the living wage to its workers.