Ed Miliband:"The proceeds of economic growth are not being fairly distributed any more"

Business quote of the day.

"We've got a growth crisis in Britain, but we've also got a living standards crisis because the proceeds of economic growth are not being fairly distributed any more"

Ed Miliband told the Independent on Sunday he will unveil plans of a “living wage” of at least £7.20 per hour if Labour wins the next election. He also mooted rules forcing government contracts to be given to only those firms who pay workers the living wage as a minimum, as part of his "One Nation" vision for Britain.

Ed Miliband will unveil plans of a “living wage”: Photograph: Getty Images

Helen Roxburgh is the online editor of Economia

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Telegraph fires environmental journalist Geoffrey Lean

Some have suggested the move is due to the newspapers' scepticism about man-made climate change. 

Geoffrey Lean, the respected enviromental commentator and reporter, has been "pushed out" of the Telegraph, according to the writer. Lean, who pioneered the role of environmental correspondent almost forty years, joined the Telegraph in 2009 after 16 years at the Independent. "Telegraph is pushing me out," Lean tweeted a few days ago. The Telegraph's International Business Editor, Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, tweeted "Departure of climate veteran @GeoffreyLean v sad for Telegraph colleagues. Conservative newspaper has lost a tireless voice for conservation". 

The loss of the respected Lean, some believe, is due to his longstanding support for the idea that climate change is manmade. 

I'm a mole, innit.